Some questions on updating.
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sat Aug 7 10:36:44 PDT 2004
:Why is this order recommended? I've always built and installed world
:first so that the kernel would be rebuilt with the new tools. Does
:buildkernel now use the tools under /usr/obj if they are present?
buildkernel always uses the tools built by buildworld that are sitting
in /usr/obj. nativekernel uses whatever is currently installed on the
system to build the kernel.
You want to install the kernel first because you might not be able to
after having installed a new world that is incompatible with the existing
kernel. Of course, whether that can actually happen in practice... I
think it happened once in FreeBSD-5 land when they changed the signal
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