Thank you to everyone who responded. Consolidating your responses, I have revised thus: make.conf file: PERL_VER=5.8.5 PERL_VERSION=5.8.5 PERL_ARCH=mach NOPERL=yo NO_PERL=yo NO_PERL_WRAPPER=yo CFLAGS= -O -pipe NO_BLUETOOTH= true # I have no need of this NO_SENDMAIL= true # I use qmail PROCEDURE: /etc/6stable-supfile cvsup -L 2 /etc/6stable-supfile shut down all services except ssh cd /usr/src make -j4 buildworld // single CPU system make buildkernel make installkernel mergemaster -p reboot * Instead of jumping directly to /etc/6stable-supfile perhaps I should upgrade to 5.5 and then to 6 (and is this actually 6.1?) How do I do the interim upgrade? And do I want 5.5 or some other version? And is that even necessary? * How do I make sure userland and the new kernel are synchronized before rebooting? * How do I make sure the new kernel is capable of booting before actually rebooting? TIA, beno 3 --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Next-gen email? Have it all with the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"