Handbook update section for custom kernel

Brandon Schneider brandon.schneider at icloud.com
Thu Nov 20 21:54:51 UTC 2014

That was my understanding based on the handbook here : 
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html .

Also it is under the security patches section, so I don't believe it 
applies to upgrading to a new release. I haven't personally tried this 
method myself though.

On 11/20/2014 03:44 PM, Marko Turk wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 06:19:44PM -0600, Brandon Schneider wrote:
>> AFAIK the /boot/GENERIC exists so you can use freebsd-update with a
>> custom kernel. Then freebsd-update updates that kernel so you have a
>> bootable system that you can rebuild your custom kernel with.
> I installed 10.0-p12 in a VM, copied /boot/kernel to /boot/GENERIC and built
> a custom kernel.
> I did a freebsd-upgrade -r 10.1-RELEASE upgrade and it did not update
> /boot/GENERIC, instead it overwrited my custom kernel in /boot/kernel.
> Also, in freebsd-update output, I did not see any warning about using
> custom kernel.
> Should I update freebsd-update.conf or use different freebsd-update
> command?
> Maybe it was my fault, I will try again tomorrow.
> BR,
> Marko

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