Upgrading via source build, 10.4->11.2
george+freebsd at m5p.com
Thu Dec 6 13:32:21 UTC 2018
On 12/5/18 9:31 AM, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> George Mitchell wrote on 2018/12/05 14:24:
>> But what I really need to know is
>> whether to make buildworld under 10.4 or 11.2. Or do I do it twice?
>> And presumably I can't run mergemaster until after buildworld.
> I did upgrade from 10.4 to 11.2 on all our machines, just one builworld,
> buildkernel on shared build server (NFS exported /usr/obj + /usr/src),
> then installkernel, mergemaster -p, installworld, mergemaster, shutdown
> -r now.
> Miroslav Lachman
Thanks! In the end, I did a buildworld under 10.4, reboot into 11.2,
mergemaster -p, installworld, mergemaster, reboot. That all seemed to
work fine. Today, out of caution, I'll do another buildworld,
buildkernel, installkernel, reboot, mergemaster -p, installworld,
mergemaster, reboot before I take the really big step: upgrading to a
Ryzen processor and from 8GB memory to 32GB. Then I can worry about
ports. I might get brave enough to try poudriere again, though so far
portmaster has done the job for me.
I use rsync to propagate /usr/src and /usr/obj to my other machines
so that I can installkernel and installworld on them in single user
mode (hard to use NFS when booting in single user). -- George
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