can't upgrade from 5.2-CURRENT (mid summer) to RELENG_5 on i386

Donald J. O'Neill donaldj1066 at
Thu Oct 21 13:54:22 PDT 2004

On Thursday 21 October 2004 03:14 pm, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC 
> Hi
> I am trying to upgrade my 5.2-CURRENT from the mid-summer
> timeframe to RELENG_5 on an i386 platform (actually dual opteron
> running i386).
> I did a cvsup early this morning and then try and build my kernel
> and get the following:
> # make buildkernel KERNCONF=HOST-SMP
> I am not sure what is not found.  I don't see it looking for a
> file +for .
> Anyone seeing the problem, your input is appreciated.
> Thanks
> Chad
> _______________________________________________
Hi Chad,

Just off the top of my head, it seems to me, from what you've 
described, you aren't following the correct procedure. I suggest 
following the procedure in /usr/src/UPDATING. What you want is 
located towards the end. I fact, I'll quote it here for you:

 To rebuild everything and install it on the current system.
 # Note: sometimes if you are running current you gotta do more than
 # is listed here if you are upgrading from a really old current.

 <make sure you have good level 0 dumps>
 <maybe fix /etc/fstab>    [7]
 make buildworld
 make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
 <reboot in single user>    [3]
 /etc/rc.d/preseedrandom    [10]
 mergemaster -p     [5]
 make installworld
 mergemaster     [4]

Also, be aware that 5.3 uses some different groups and users, you're 
going to have to put your users and passwords back in. 


Donald J. O'Neill
donaldj1066 at

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