HEADS-UP: installworld on r299292 through r299317 will replace master.passwd, passwd, and group files

Eric van Gyzen vangyzen at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 10 17:59:57 UTC 2016

On 05/10/2016 01:25, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On 10 May 2016 at 08:18, O. Hartmann <ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>> I haven't figured out so far how far this goes. Lucky for those having
>> recent /etc/ backups. A pity FreeBSD doens't backup this by default.
> After having shot myself in the foot some time ago, "zfs snapshot" has
> become a part of my standard upgrade procedures :-)

Similarly, "beadm create" has become a part of my standard upgrade
procedures.  If the new world is hosed, I just boot an old Boot Environment.

I'm grateful to all the people who made this possible.  I would call you
by name, but I would probably miss some people.

Making this part of installworld (or similar) would be interesting.


$ beadm list
BE      Active Mountpoint  Space Created
r295605 -      -            9.2G 2016-03-12 14:07
r296766 -      -            7.1G 2016-03-24 15:19
r297219 -      -          788.0M 2016-04-11 07:04
r297684 -      -          781.0M 2016-04-28 09:00
default NR     /           50.9G 2016-05-04 20:19
r298743 -      -            5.4G 2016-05-07 09:37

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