Current Way To Update Sources & Rebuild World/Kernel?

Patrick Lamaiziere patfbsd at
Mon Mar 18 21:53:28 UTC 2013

Le Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:07:35 -0700,
Drew Tomlinson <drew at> a écrit :

> I've been away for a while.  In the past, the proper way to update a 
> system was to grab current sources via cvsup and then rebuild world
> and kernel.  But now I see cvsup is no longer supported.  The
> handbook talks about freebsd-update.  I do not want binary upgrades
> but is this the tool to replace cvsup to update sources?  How do I
> use it to replace the old way that went something like this:
> cvsup sources
> make buildworld
> make buildkernel
> make installkernel
> mergemaster
> make installworld

Instead cvsup you have to use svn to retrieve the sources :

The good way is (and was) mergemaster -p before make installworld and
mergemaster after.


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