Newbie Question About System Update
jim-c at charter.net
Mon Apr 18 16:53:05 PDT 2005
I've been away from *NIX a few years. I have been playing with FreeBSD
for a week or so now with mixed results. I am using release 4.11
because for some reason 5.3 has problems seeing my hard drives. 4.11,
Red Hat Linux and NetBSD have no such trouble.
This afternoon I used the "Updating Sources with CVSup" in the FreeBSD
Cheat Sheets and everything worked as advertized. I believe that it
advised against using "make world" and suggested that I use "19.4.1 The
Canonical Way to Update Your System" in the Handbook. I went through
the following steps with no problem:
# make buildworld
# make installworld
After that, I ran into problems. It took me a little while to figure
out how to do "boot -s". However, it appears that a lot of the
directories aren't mounted and the next scripts aren't in the path. For
example, I can't figure out how to do the "mergemaster -p".
Any help would be much appreciated.
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