learning to buildworld
roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Apr 24 16:17:28 UTC 2006
Jonathan Horne writes:
> ive seen several articles on the net, and of course, no one
> agrees on the exact steps to take to update your system. my
> question is, is it safe to 'mergemaster'
> and 'make installworld' while still up and running?
Absolutely not. (Has someone, somewhere, done it? Yes. Would
I do it even for an experiemental machine? Only if you put a gun to
> or do I
> just need to bite the downtime-bullet, and put it in single user?
The "downtime-bullet" can be pretty small: it takes me 15 < T
< 30 minutes on a P4/2.25 Ghz with 80 Mb/s SCSI disks.
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