fbsd upgrade on vinum filesystems with sysinstall

Joshua Oreman oremanj at webserver.get-linux.org
Wed May 14 15:36:44 PDT 2003

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 10:55:19AM +0200 or thereabouts, Axel Rau seemed to write:
> Am Mittwoch, 14.05.03, um 00:43 Uhr (Europe/Berlin) schrieb Joshua 
> Oreman:
> >On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 11:08:20PM +0200 or thereabouts, Axel Rau 
> >seemed to write:
> >>I just tried to upgrade my 4.7 box to 4.8 REL and found myself
> >>in sysinstalls labeleditor and tried to specify the mount point
> >>for /usr which is on a vinum device.
> >>There seems to be no vinum support in sysinstall.
> >>How shall I proceed?
> >
> >Don't use binary upgrade for vinum.
> >Build from /usr/src.
> >See for more info:
> >FreeBSD Handbook, chapter 21: "The Cutting Edge".
> Sorry, this box will be a bastion host, so there will be no compiler
> tools installed.

Then why not build on another computer and NFS export /usr/src?
Then all you need is 'make' and 'install'.

> I just tried the following:
> 1. I installed a tar archive of /stand from another 4.8 box at /usr
>    and linked to / (sysinstall seems to unpack in /stand which exceeds
>    the size of my root fs).
> 2. I shut down to single user mode and started the 4.8 sysinstall
>    (vinum subsystem still running)
> 3. I did a standard upgrade from CD and rebooted
> So far everything seems fine, but can anybody confirm that this is
> a supported procedure?

Can't confirm, but if it works, great.

> Axel
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