freebsd-update 9.1 --> 9.3
doug at fledge.watson.org
Tue Aug 4 21:51:30 UTC 2015
First this is on a test system so no harm [or not], no foul.
I started with an ISO for 9.1, added the security changes and then tried to
update 9.1 --> 9.2. I was given a non-ending series of files in /etc (with no
local changes) to merge. I did half-a-dozen or before stopping the process and
doing a rollback.
I have two questions:
(1) uname -a shows:
FreeBSD chaos.boltsys.com 9.2-RELEASE-p15 FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p15 #0:
Mon Nov 3 20:31:29 UTC 2014
root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
while 336 of 354 file show releng/9.1 and none have 9.2. So is it 9.1 with
a false indicator or is it messed up? The system is running the GENERIC
(2) Section 24.2.1. The Configuration File - from the handbook says
"... The file merge process is a series of diff(1) patches similar
to mergemaster(8), but with fewer options. Merges are either accepted,
open an editor, or cause freebsd-update to abort. When in doubt,
backup /etc and just accept the merges."
How is this done with freebsd-update? The format of the files presented
must be changed.
I have questions archived back to 1/1/13 and with google I was only able to get
a couple of broken links. So I would really appreciate any pointers even if its,
"you can't get there from here". Thanks
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