This is a discussion on Re: Upgrading FreeBSD Questions - FreeBSD ; Quoting Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri : > Hello Jason, > > ----- Original Message ---- >> From: Jason Slack >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 2:25:18 AM >> Subject: Upgrading FreeBSD Questions >> >> Hi All, >> ...
Quoting Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
> Hello Jason,
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Jason Slack
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 2:25:18 AM
>> Subject: Upgrading FreeBSD Questions
>> Hi All,
>> I am new to FreeBSD, or want to be.
>> I have an HP Media center PC that has the Viiv 920-D processor with
>> RAM. I hate Windows, but had to sell my MacBook so my Fiance and
> could get
>> into a new apartment together.
>> I want to try version 7 as it has items of interest to me, but I am
>> to continually wipe and reload my machine, can you upgrade from
>> releases of 7 available now to the final release when ready? Or do
>> to wipe?
>> I apologize, but I am from a Solaris environment and then OS X.
>> "Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with
>> are reckless with yours"........Lehrmann (1997)
> You can always upgrade to a newer FreeBSD version without too much hassle.
> Here are the steps.
> csup your src tree to RELENG_7
> Then do these steps as root
> #cd /usr/src
> #make cleandir
> #make cleanworld
> #mergemaster -p
> #make buildworld
> #make buildkernel
> #make installkernel
Shouldn't the above two lines read:
make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
make -DALWAYS_CHECK_MAKE buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
make -DALWAYS_CHECK_MAKE installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
Naturally, everyone has their own slight variations to suite
their chosen env. But I thought these were a no-op.
> #cd /usr/src
> #make installworld
> #mergemaster -iU (-iU added to automatically install files that don't
> exist and upgrade those that haven't changed.
> mergemaster made it very easy to upgrade, thank you Doug! }
> -Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
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