> > > > Basically: > > > > Update your source with cvsup > > > > read /usr/src/UPDATING and follow any instructions required (I believe > > > > you'll need to manually create the relatively new sendmail users) > > > > Reveiw you kernel config file to see if any options have changed since > > > > 4.3 > > > > make buildkernel > > > > make installkernel > > > > reboot >>> if the reboot doesn't go well, boot kernel.old and copy it to > > > > /kernel to get back to 4.3 > > > > make buildworld > > > > make installworld > > > > Ok, I have cvsup'ped successfully, upon buildkernel I get: > > > > "Error: version of config does not match kernel! > > config version = 400018, version required = 400019 > > > > I understand that I am doing oposite of what the handbook says by > > installing a new kernel first, but is there a way to get around the out of > > date config problem so I can proceed in this 'backwards' approach? > > Not that I know of, and you've just started to uncover problems with > doing things backwards. You really need to do the buildworld > first. You can - in fact, should - leave the installworld until after > the new kernel is booted.
Thanks greatly for the advice! I will attempt to do a buildworld now, and I can actually understand why this is. I can also see that I *should* have a backdoor prior to installworld. In the meantime, I did (thankfully) find a 4.3 cd that the previous admin had left (with no label or anything of course) and have installed it onto a scrap unit. It is in cvsup mode right now, updating source. I am going to gamble on the buildworld on my production amanda box first, as this is at least not mission critical, and I can afford to lose this one for a day. Things are looking very hopeful for my first real attempt at upgrade, and the things I am learning about the src structure and the way the FreeBSD source tree works is great! I recently built a cvs server for my own production, but now I actually understand cvs and branching at a whole new level! Tks again for such great user support and for an OS that nothing can even compare to. (Not to put down other BSD variants, because I have not used them) Steve Bertrand To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message