FreeBSD 6.1 to 6.2 binary upgrade

paix

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Why not simple recompile freebsd sources how described in /usr/src/UPDATING?

Code:
        make buildworld
        make kernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
                                                       
        <reboot>                        
        mergemaster -p                                  
        make installworld
        make delete-old
        mergemaster                                    
        <reboot>
It's common way of updating freebsd.
 

h2d

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Why not simple recompile freebsd sources how described in /usr/src/UPDATING?

Code:
        make buildworld
        make kernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
                                                       
        <reboot>                        
        mergemaster -p                                  
        make installworld
        make delete-old
        mergemaster                                    
        <reboot>
It's common way of updating freebsd.
the other way is faster
 

paix

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Ye, takes too long.
But, if you have custom kernel, you still need recompile it.

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2006...y-upgrade.html
" if you do not have a GENERIC or SMP kernel installed, FreeBSD Update will not install any kernel updates. In this case, you must update your kernel before installing updates which FreeBSD Update has downloaded ..."

So, probably binary updates only for people using GENERIC kernel.
 

pucky

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And you are correct, but it takes 5 minutes to go back to the generic kernel then reload the custom later.
 
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