Do I have to rebuild my jails too when I rebuild the server?

Daniel Johansson donnex at
Mon Dec 20 15:41:39 PST 2004

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 17:31:52 -0600, Frank Knobbe <frank at> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 12:13:08AM +0100, Daniel Johansson wrote:
> > I see. So if I've got a synced jail and host then top will work? I
> > thought top never worked inside jail for some memoryissue or something
> > like that?
> No, I was using that as an example for the host. I don't think top will work
> in a jail.
> > I think I should go and rebuild my jails too. It's just a bit of work
> > with three jails, thank god that I've got a fast box :)
> Not really. Update kernel, then:
> make buildworld
> make installworld
> make DESTDIR=/jail1 installworld
> make DESTDIR=/jail2 installworld
> You only need to compile once.

Hmm true, I just have to buld it once, great!

> > Still the issue with config-files but I think I'll back them up and
> > just restore them.
> uhm... we're talking binaries here. I'm not sure why you would need to restore
> your config files. But making backups is always a good practice.

Hmm my bad, maby installworld doesn't install any new configfiles to
/etc? Only mergemaster who installes configfiles? Would still be a
good idea to run mergemaster for the jail to keep the configfiles up
to date.

> Regards,
> Frank

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