Sec.Update -p4 and /boot/GENERIC

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Thu Jul 15 07:28:06 UTC 2010

On 07/14/2010 02:09 PM, n dhert wrote:
> A sec.update (8.0-p4) was released yeterday.
> I have a system which
> - feb 2010 : first install (with 8.0-RELEASE (using generic kernel))
> - 19 feb 2010 : updated to 8.0-RELEASE-p2
> - 25 feb 2010 : I made a Custom kernel (enabling disk quota)
>    then a /boot/kernel.old was created (the original generic kernel)
>    At that time I ought to have renamed /boot/kernel.old
>     to /boot/GENERIC but forgot it
> - 1 jun 2010 : updated to 8.0-RELEASE-p3
>   ( this was an sec.update without changes to kernel files)
> The latest sec/update (8.0-RELEASE-p4) was released yesterday
> During the night via cron job # freebsd-update fetch was performed
> Today, I executed (too hasty..)
> # freebsd-update install
> Only after that, I remarked that on another system, with a generic
> kernel,
> the mail message about the -p4 update mentionned changes to
> /boot/kernel/kernel and /boot/kernel.symbols.
> Normally, on this system, if I did have a directory /boot/GENERIC,
> I would have been warned in the mail , on this system, I guess,
> that /boot/GENERIC/kernel and /boot/GENERIC/kernel.symbols were
> among the changed files, but didnt get that warning
> because I have no /boot/GENERIC directory. Correct ?'
> What is the best thing to do now?
> I renamed /boot/kernel.old to /boot/GENERIC
> and ran
> # freebsd-update install
> once more, but it just simply says:
> No updates are available to install
> How can I achieve that /boot/GENERIC/kernel and /boot/GENERIC/kernel.symbols
> are replaced by what it should be for 8.0-RELEASE-p4 ?
> _______________________________________________
You could try freebsd-update rollback
This you have already done: Then rename or copy your kernel.old
directory to GENERIC
After that run freebsd-update install again

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