Recipe for compiling and installing CURRENT on 12.x RELEASE in a seperate boot env?

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at
Fri Nov 6 20:27:57 UTC 2020

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 10:09 AM Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate at>

> Hi Mike,
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 10:06 AM Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at>
> wrote:
>> On Thursday, 5 November 2020 19:59:20 GMT Michael Schuster wrote:
>> > The problem with this approach is that when I reboot (step 5b), none of
>> the
>> > ZFS volumes (except  "/") is mounted, therefore no $HOME, therefore no
>> X.
>> Sounds like you might need to run /etc/rc.d/zfsbe manually to mount the
>> rest of your filesystems.
> thx for the pointer! Will try when I ... find the time ;-)

update: this worked like a charm, thx again!

next question (and I apologise if this is written down somewhere and I just
failed to find it): how do I make sure that "/etc/rc.d/zfsbe start" is run
automatically at boot?

(while I favour FreeBSD for various reasons, I've so far not had much
chance to actually administrate a machine running BSD for any significant
amount of time, I'm afraid ...)

Michael Schuster
recursion, n: see 'recursion'

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