Some questions on updating.
sven at dmv.com
Sat Aug 7 09:07:46 PDT 2004
K. G. Suarez wrote:
Would doing the following be the correct way to update a system?
cvs -R -d /home/dcvs checkout src
cvs -R -d /home/dcvs checkout dfports
cvsup -h cvsup.freebsd.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/FreeBSD-ports-supfile
make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
Also, how often should I update my system?
quick ordering point:
reboot (single user mode if you can)
(in other words, install the new kernel before installing the new world).
After you cvsup, you should see a file called UPDATING in the /usr/src
directory - this will always contain upgrade information as well as
possible caveats to look out for with each upgrade.
FreeBSD uses mergemaster after installing world to handle your /etc
files and I think DFly does as well; The UPDATING file recommends that
you use the "make upgrade" command to handle the /etc config files update.
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