Post-Install update steps?

Xn Nooby xnooby at
Sat Jan 21 20:58:11 PST 2006

After installing FreeBSD, I would like to follow some simple steps to get it
fully up-to-date.  The Handbook and other online instructions seem a bit
overwhelming.  I developed some instructions when I was experiementing with
5.x, and I'm not sure if the are still valid for 6.x.  Do these instructions
look okay, or should I be using something else?


cd /usr/ports/editors/nano
make install clean

cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup
make all install clean

cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui
make all install clean

cd /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade
make install clean


cd /usr/src
cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile .
cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/refuse .

nano -w stable-supfile
  *host =
  *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6
  ports-all tag=.
  doc-all tag=.

cvsup -g -L 2 stable-supfile


make buildworld
make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
make installkernel

shutdown -r now
shutdown now
cd /usr/src
make installworld
  delete hosts file !
  run MAKEDEV at end !
shutdown -r now

portsdb -Uu

portversion -l "<"
portupgrade -arR

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