Problem completing a 9.1 release to 9.2 release upgrade
freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Oct 6 07:17:18 UTC 2013
On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 08:08:42 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 05/10/2013 21:41, Polytropon wrote:
> > 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.
> Errrmm... The OP is maintaining his system using freebsd-update -- just
> building and installing a replacement kernel from the source tree
> installed via freebsd-update is in fact perfectly OK and a supported way
> to manage a FreeBSD system.
That is true. But if I understand the question (as quoted
above) correctly, installing world from source has been
involved, that's why my suggestion of following the
instructions (or a subset of them, as it applies).
> While you are quoting the official instructions from /usr/src/UPDATING
> here (so they are completely correct in that sense) these are the
> instructions to do something rather different to what the OP intended.
I've copied the the instructions from the comment header
of /usr/src/Makefile (at least on my outdated system at
home they're there). Of course if the _only_ problem of
the initial question is to install a custom kernel, with
an otherwise updated system using freebsd-update (with
world, kernel and sources in sync), just installing a
custom kernel from within multi-user mode is fully
supported by the system. This implies that only a small
subset of the quoted instructions would apply here
(steps 1 and 3 - 5), after freebsd-update has been
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