Just seeking a clarification on keeping FreeBSD up-to-date through csup. I am on FreeBSD 6.2 and want to keep up-to-date for security patches etc.
I understand I can use csup to follow the RELENG_62 branch. After the sources are downloaded, do I have to follow all the steps outlined in this (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html) handbook document? I can understand building and installing world and kernel, but would I have to reboot to single user and do the mergemaster stuff too?
I *think* I might not have to do mergemaster coz security updates shouldn't have changes in the /etc files and so there'd be no need for merging files. And I *think* I might have to reboot depending on whether I use the stuff being affected or not ... But I'd like a clarify from more knowledgeable folks nevertheless. :)
Also, would the "make buildworld installworld" part take a long time? Or through the magic of "make" it just compiles the stuff that's getting updated (and stuff that requires on this)?
TIA, - Rakhesh http://rakhesh.net/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"