openbsd packet firewall

Darrel levitch at
Fri Sep 7 15:44:21 UTC 2012

On Fri, 7 Sep 2012, Polytropon wrote:

> 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.

You are correct, of course.  Actually that is what I have been doing, 
except that I have been running 'make delete-old' after mergemaster. 
Also, I have been deleting /usr/obj/* before 'cd /usr/src' and after 'cd 
/usr/src' running 'make cleandir && make cleandir'.

Thanks for the clarification.


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