src upgrading jails (no ezjail, no "service" jails)

Greg Larkin glarkin at
Thu Jun 2 14:53:55 UTC 2011

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On 6/2/11 10:42 AM, Aleksandr Miroslav wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Greg Larkin <glarkin at> wrote:
>> Those commands will update the base system in the jail directory
>> "jaildir1" with the latest bits that were previously compiled with
>> "make buildworld". don't believe they will disturb any other data in
>> /usr/local, if that's what you are concerned about.
> Yeah, I ran it and it mostly worked, although running "mergemaster -p -D
> /path/to/jail" before installworld didn't really back up files like it
> normally does, but I was able to pull the most recent backup and fix
> that.
>> I use ezjail here, and it will automate a lot of these steps for you.
>> Is there a reason that you can't use it?
> I didn't create these jails with ezjails, so I was working under the
> impression that I could not use ezjail to upgrade them. Is that not
> correct?

I should have written that sentence a bit differently.  I was wondering
why you didn't use ezjail to create the jails in the first place, not
that you weren't using it to upgrade them now.

Would it be painful to migrate your current jails to ezjail to make
future updates easier?

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