On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 18:47:12 -0500 Allen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello, > > I've been reading over my library of FreeBSD books, which I may add is > impressive due to me buying EVERY book available on Freebsdmall and > also buying the PowerPak to make sure my Library is complete, and > also I've been reading the freebsd.org docs because I'm working on > getting an upgrade to work properly. > > Here is what happened: > > I did as the website said and changed the cvsup example file which is > the one I'm using, to a FreeBSD cvsup server, left most of it alone, > because I wanted to use most packages, so I wanted basically every app > available, and when rebooting, after doing this: > > # make buildworld > # make buildkernel > # make installkernel > # reboot
Assuming you went from 6.3-RELEASE to 6.3-STABLE and also assuming you do not have customization in /etc - here's what I do... After a cvsup of the src tree (ensuring I want the STABLE branch (*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6) # cd /usr/src # make buildworld # make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC (Assuming you use GENERIC) # make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC (Assuming you use GENERIC) # shutdown -r now (no need for Single-User Mode if YOU are the only user) # cd /usr/src # make installworld # shutdown -r now NOTE: I don't use mergemaster unless I go from say 6.3 to 7.0 > I booted in single user mode and tried this: > > # mergemaster -p > # make installworld > # mergemaster > # reboot > > Now, this wouldn't work for some reason or another, but the system > seemed to be doing just fine. I did uname -a and sure enough I had > 6.3 Stable going. However, when typing kdm to load up that so I can > use a gui, it no longer loads, at all, it pops up for a split second > to just stop totally, and then gives me a message about the hostname. See above for your RELENG Tag > I thought it was odd, and XDM actually loads, but won't load X > itself as it too goes out with errors about hostname. You may need to update your ports tree and your installed packages since you went to STABLE > I don't have the exact message which I know is bad form on my part, > but I decided to just try updating again as I was kind of wondering > what RELEASE is like instead of stable. STABLE is the security fix branch. *snip* Someone else may follow up the rest with you. -- Best regards, Chris Someone is standing on the ethernet cable, causeing a kink in the cable _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"