build/install RELENG_5 from a 4.10 system

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Thu Oct 7 11:08:07 PDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 10:11:16AM -0700, Doug White wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 06:57:33PM -0700, Doug White wrote:
> > > There are also instructions for doing remote installs (i.e., installworld
> > > over NFS) at the bottom of UPDATING.
> > >
> > Where's that?  (We don't support remote installs, build machine
> > should equal install machine in most cases.)
> Its not explicitly listed, but the section titled "To cross-install
> current onto a separate partition" can be abused to good effect.
That section is correct, because installhost == buildhost.

> The other option is to mount /usr/src and /usr/obj from your build system
> onto the target and run the installworld from there. I suspect you're
> about to point out that certain dependencies may not have been built
> correctly if the target is much older than the source, so YMMV.
Yes, there are a lot of limitations to be able to use a different
host for running "make installworld".

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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