Keeping Updated

Andrew J. Caines A.J.Caines at
Thu May 7 01:23:34 UTC 2009


> I guess I'm kinda wondering the "condensed quick version" of what 
> people are typically doing to keep their system updated from source 
> without making life difficult ;)

In addition to the reference already given, there is a concise
description under "COMMON ITEMS" near the end of src/UPDATING, with
header "To rebuild everything and install it on the current system".

I note what might be a missed correction where it says "make kernel" as
opposed to "make buildkernel".

I do it the wrong way, which has always worked perfectly for me for many
years using

to fetch sources, build world and kernel while in multi-user, run from
cron. When I'm ready to install, I shutdown and run

This is wrong because I don't boot the new kernel before installing the
new world.

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