Updating from 11.3-stable to 12.1-stable?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri May 1 03:09:16 UTC 2020

On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:39:45 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> Polytropon writes:
> >  I'd like to add that the order in which kernel and world are
> >  to be installed, combined with the suggestion to install world
> >  in single-user mode, is provided to minimize the risk of
> >  accidentally rendering the systen unbootable or damaged.
> >  That's why the instructions in /usr/src/Makefile should be
> >  taken as _the_ recommended method when updating from source.
> >  
> >  Check the comment header of /usr/src/Makefile for details.
> 	Are these instructions identical to the ones near the bottom of
> /usr/src/UPDATING?

Yes, mostly - the mergemaster calls are a bit different.
But Makefile explicitely suggests to see UPDATING for
"more complete information", so the entries in UPDATING
shouldn't be any worse. ;-)

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