openbsd packet firewall

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Sep 7 13:05:58 UTC 2012

On Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:00:27 -0400 (EDT), Darrel wrote:
> when i updated from fbsd82 to fbsd90 using buildworld, buildkernel, 
> installkernel, reboot, installworld, mergemaster, and make check-old, then 
> packet filter simply did not load. 

That's nmot 100% the procedure. Please refer to the comment
header of /usr/src/Makefile for the full description. It should
also be mentioned in The FreeBSD Handbook.

 1.  `cd /usr/src'       (or to the directory containing your source tree).
 2.  `make buildworld'
 3.  `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE'     (default is GENERIC).
 4.  `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE'   (default is GENERIC).
      [steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target]
 5.  `reboot'        (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
 6.  `mergemaster -p'
 7.  `make installworld'
 8.  `make delete-old'
 9.  `mergemaster'            (you may wish to use -i, along with -U or -F).
10.  `reboot'
11.  `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore)

The proper use of mergemaster and the two delete* targets
seems to be different from your description.

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