Problem completing a 9.1 release to 9.2 release upgrade

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Oct 5 20:49:05 UTC 2013

On Sat, 5 Oct 2013 16:00:25 -0400, Eric Feldhusen wrote:
>  I see my /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC is a 9.2 kernel, so I should just
> be able to do a
> cd /usr/src
> make buildworld
> make installworld
> reboot
> and I'll be running up on the 9.2 kernel and then I'll be all set?

No. You should follow the procedure mentioned in the
comment header of /usr/src/Makefile. From my (old)
b-STABLE system:

#  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)

Pick what you need to do. When kernel and world sources are
in sync, a new kernel can always be installed in multi-user
mode. To install world, you should drop to single-user mode
to avoid interferences with a full-featured system running
in the "background". This procedure (or parts of it) will
also work when you have been using freebsd-update to modify
your kernel, world, and sources.

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