Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Manolis Kiagias <sonic200...@gmail.com
> <mailto:sonic200...@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Thanks for FreeBSD. I am trying to update FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p7
> > (GENERIC) #2 to 7.1-RELEASE. Here are the steps I am performing:
> > 1. freebsd-update -r 7.1-RELEASE upgrade
> > I get:
> > The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
> > kernel/generic src/base src/sys world/base world/dict world/doc
> > world/games world/info world/manpages world/proflibs
> > The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
> > src/bin src/cddl src/compat src/contrib src/crypto src/etc src/games
> > src/gnu src/include src/krb5 src/lib src/libexec src/release
> > src/sbin src/secure src/share src/tools src/ubin src/usbin
> > world/catpages
> > Does this look reasonable (y/n)?
> > Y
> > Fetching metadata signature for 7.1-RELEASE from
> update1.FreeBSD.org... done.
> > Fetching metadata index... done.
> > Fetching 1 metadata patches. done.
> > Applying metadata patches... done.
> > Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
> > Inspecting system... done.
> > Fetching files from 7.0-RELEASE for merging... done.
> > Preparing to download files... done.
> > Fetching 17792 patches.
> > Then it asks me about files in /etc/ which were modified. I install
> > newer versions and change some entries if needed. Save and exit vi
> > when it is all finished.
> > 2/ cd /usr/src/
> > 3/ make kernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
> > 4/ shutdown -r now
> > The system is up and geuss what - it is still FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p7
> > (GENERIC) #2.
> > I repeated the whole procedure (didn't have to download the 17792
> > patches though) and restarted once again - but got the same
> effect. A
> > slight hint. I am sure I modified and saved /etc/ssh/sshd_config
> > but its modify date is from 2008. So I am probably doing something
> > wrong there...
> > I put the entries (for example a non-standard ssh port number),
> > Esc, then : and finally wq.
> > Can you help by suggesting where to go from here? Many thanks!
> Hi Zbigniew
> During the first run of freebsd-update, the sources for the kernel are
> not yet installed.
> Please follow the exact procedure described here:
> (Section 24.2.3 onwards)
> This was recently updated to cater for people with custom kernel.
> On the other hand, if you intend to use GENERIC as shown above, you
> don't need to recompile anything.
> Hello Manolis,
> I don't use freebsd-update myself. I still use csup and the long
> procedure, but I have a question on the GENERIC kernel. You say he
> does not need to recompile anything? Does that mean freebsd-update
> pulls in a new GENERIC kernel based on the latest source tree?
Yes, freebsd-update will automatically update a GENERIC kernel if it is
installed in /boot/kernel or /boot/GENERIC. It will simply download a
new precompiled GENERIC kernel for the version you are upgrading.
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