upgraded to CURRENT = system is dead

Robert Watson rwatson at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 17 15:25:58 PST 2003

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Garance A Drosihn wrote:

> At 10:37 AM +0100 11/17/03, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> >Antoine Jacoutot <ajacoutot at lphp.org> writes:
> >>  Here is what I did:
> >>  $ cvsup blablabla...
> >  > $ make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL &&
> >  >        make install kernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
> >
> >There's not much point in 'make buildkernel' if you haven't
> >done 'make buildworld' first.
> Uh.  /usr/src/UPDATING explicitly says:
> 20031112:
>     [...]  You should build and boot a new kernel BEFORE doing a
>     `make world' as the new kernel will know about binaries using
>     the old statfs structure, but an old kernel will not know
>     about the new system calls that support the new statfs
>     structure.
> We generally recommend doing a buildworld first, but it has
> to be done in a different order for this upgrade.

Mmm.  Indeed.  I've just committed what I hope is a clarification to
UPDATING to suggest buildworld buildkernel installkernel before

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org      Network Associates Laboratories

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