How to fix this in 5.1-REL??

walt wa1ter at
Tue Nov 25 15:35:13 PST 2003

Kevin Oberman wrote:

> ...Because changes are applied that will allow smooth upgrades
> when the kernel is built after the new system is built, but before it is
> installed, "make world" is increasingly unlikely to work...

The recent statfs changes demonstrated why the 'makeworld' > 'makekernel'
sequence sometimes fails  :-(

But I'm still very fuzzy on why the 'makekernel' > 'makeworld' sequence
is not recommended in FreeBSD the way it is, for example, in OpenBSD.

What does 'buildworld' give us that the new kernel might need?  Just a
simple example would help me more than anything.


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