freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Feb 24 06:52:16 PST 2004
Please don't top-post.
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 01:42:32AM -0800, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > On Saturday 21 February 2004 11:24 pm, jsha wrote:
> > > hello.
> > >
> > > does make world leave obsolete files on your system
> > > after install? without even the slightest effort to
> > > remove them?
> > >
> > > please say it isn't so. i like make world.
> > >
> > Worse, it is known to cause fatal situations where you have to use the
> > fixit disk to recover your system or do a reinstall. If you upgrade a
> > kernel that panics, you will be committed to using the bad build. The
> > installworld being run after the installkernel and reboot to single
> > user mode is for your protection.
> > FWIW, even installworld leaves obsolete files on your system at various
> > times.
> > Kent
jsha <johann at ninja.terrabionic.com> writes:
> damn, this sounds bad.
> so what, freebsd from scratch is the only way to avoid this?
> and how come make/install world is made like that? shouldn't
> the developers try to avoid this kind of thing?
Following the documented upgrade path (including checking UPDATING
for any "special" actions needed at a particular point) will avoid
having an unbootable system. Kent Stewart was explaining why
using "make world" is less safe than using the documented procedure.
And having a few obsolete files left behind is not generally a
problem. It's possible to find some and weed them out, but it's not
worth worrying about.
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