from 5.4-PRERELEASE -> 5.3-RELEASE-p5 error?

Sam Nilsson sam at
Fri Mar 11 14:34:41 PST 2005

Bashar wrote:
>> The Canonical Way to Update Your System (for 5.x):
>> 1) make buildworld
>> 2) make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
>> 3) make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
>> 4) <reboot in single user>
>> 5) /etc/rc.d/preseedrandom
>> 6) mergemaster -p
>> 7) make installworld
>> 8) mergemaster
>> 9) <reboot>
>> Jon
> Jon,
> Cant do this for remote system as you know

Sorry if this is a bit off topic...

Well, you can't reboot into single user on remote (unless you have a 
remote console setup), but I have done the above steps remotely except 
for that.

The difference for me was that instead of rebooting into single user, I 
rebooted into normal system, then shut down each running service/daemon 
except for ssh before the mergemaster and installworld steps.

I don't know how reliable this method is for others, but it always works 
well for me (with 5.3 Release and 5.3 Stable at least).

- Sam

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