freebsd-update and more information
sonic2000gr at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 12:53:07 UTC 2008
Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Hello again,
>> Not all updates include kernel updates, some are just userland.
>> If you are running a GENERIC, unomdified (from CD) kernel, this will
>> be updated in the process. freebsd-update shows you a list of updated
>> files, and will also show /boot/kernel/kernel if this is updated. You
>> will also see source files in /usr/src/sys being updated on a kernel
>> update. Since I always run custom kernels, I just watch for changes
>> in /usr/src/sys. If there are updates there and you are running a
>> custom kernel, you will have to recompile it. Otherwise you don't
>> have to. The uname -a command will still report a previous
>> -p<version> until you recompile though.
> Thanks! How do you go from there? I assume it is not necessary to
> download sources since they have already been fetched by freebsd-update.
Just guessing you updated to 7.0-RELEASE-p2? This actually has kernel
updates in the TCP/IP code. True, you don't have to download sources,
you already got them.
> I also run a custom kernel and I see modification date change in
> /usr/src/sys/netinet so that's likely to mean I need to recompile the
> kernel. Thank you again!
Yes, you simply repeat your last kernel build/install/reboot procedure,
i.e. something like:
make buildkernel installkernel KERNCONF=YOURKERNELNAME
and you are set!
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