On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 07:13:22 -0800
"Jason C. Wells" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Sten Daniel Soersdal wrote:
> > I'm having troubles updating my buildworld and i've had troubles 
> > narrowing it down on google.
> > 
> > My question is:
> > 
> > Is there any way i could update the system in the state it is now?
> > (Preferably without reinstalling the entire system from scratch.)
> > 
> > PS. I've heard about freebsd-update but never got it to work (see
> > below)
> I have never used freebsd-update so I can't comment there.  I think 
> that's a binary update though.  You are trying to build from source.
> I would use cvsup to update my source tree to 7.0-RELEASE.  Since
> your initial sources are before Sep 19, they are not 7.0-RELEASE.
> Read about cvsup in the handbook.  Look at the example files in 
> /usr/share/examples/cvsup.  The I would run 'make clean' and 'make 
> buildworld' all over again.
> Except for creating a newfs and tweaking files in /etc, building the 
> world is pretty much installing the entire system.
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cutting-edge.html
> Be careful about the cvs tag that you use.  RELENG_7_0_0_RELEASE is
> what you will eventually want.  If that tag has not yet been set by
> releng@, then you will delete your sources.  I recommend '-d 20' with
> cvsup to protect yourself from accidental deletions.  

I don't see the need for that, /usr/src/ isn't particularly precious,
and it may well be the case that you do need to remove that many files
across a major upgrade.

> RELENG_7 is
> probably what you want until 7.0 is actually released.

Since it already exists (I'm using it), the best tag to use is

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