Proposal to modify behavior of installworld
dragonflybsd at marino.st
Tue Feb 12 09:15:51 PST 2013
The following has happened to me a few times in the last 2 years:
1) I create a modification to world source
2) "make buildworld" completes successfully
3) Halfway through "make installworld" the system coredumps everywhere
due to bug introduced in step 1).
With the kernel, you can always just launch the previous kernel which
was backed up prior to the new kernel getting installed.
I propose that /usr/src/Makefile be changed to optionally backup the
important directories of world prior to overwriting the binaries (and
set the option default on) so that it's possible to rollback world
without having to download the latest snapshot image and cpdup it all.
And "make rollbackworld" option (or similar) should be added to the
I'd even have an option to configuration to keep the last X versions.
What do people think?
This functionality would be invaluable, especially to those systems not
running hammer (although I don't think hammer would be all that useful
in the case that dozens or hundreds of binaries are corrupted).
Anyone have an alternative proposal?
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