getting a current system
ka0ttic at cfl.rr.com
Thu Apr 15 17:21:15 PDT 2004
I've been trying to get an up-to-date FreeBSD system running for the
past 2 weeks, but keep running into problems. I've tried both 5.2.1 and
4.9 (with 4.9 giving me more problems believe it or not). I'm pretty
sure I followed the steps in the handbook correctly, but I might be
wrong. Basically, I'd like to verify that I am doing this correctly.
Right after a fresh install I have been doing:
- Editing supfiles in /usr/share/examples/cvsup. Specifically, the
doc-supfile, ports-supfile and (stable-supfile for 4.9 and
standard-supfile for 5.2.1). Changed the CVS host and the default base
- Ran 'cvsup -g -L 2 SUPFILE' for the supfiles above that were edited.
- Created /etc/make.conf with simple flags:
- Ran 'mergemaster -p' to check if any config changes are needed before
running 'make buildworld'
- cd /usr/src && make -j4 buildworld
- make buildkernel (for now I have just used the GENERIC until I get
this all working)
- make installkernel
- Reboot to single-user mode
- make installworld
Is this all that is needed to update the system? 4.9 gave me the most
problems during and after the above steps. I am really determined to
get this working, despite all the problems I am having. A fresh install
of 5.2.1 has just finished, so I am gonna try this again (hopefully with
the help of you guys).
Aaron Walker <ka0ttic at cfl.rr.com>
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