On 05/10/2013 21:41, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Oct 2013 16:00:25 -0400, Eric Feldhusen wrote:
>>  I see my /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC is a 9.2 kernel, so I should just
>> be able to do a
>> cd /usr/src
>> make buildworld
>> make installworld
>> reboot
>> and I'll be running up on the 9.2 kernel and then I'll be all set?
> No. You should follow the procedure mentioned in the
> comment header of /usr/src/Makefile. From my (old)
> b-STABLE system:
> #  1.  `cd /usr/src'       (or to the directory containing your source tree).
> #  2.  `make buildworld'
> #  3.  `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE'     (default is GENERIC).
> #  4.  `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE'   (default is GENERIC).
> #       [steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target]
> #  5.  `reboot'        (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
> #  6.  `mergemaster -p'
> #  7.  `make installworld'
> #  8.  `make delete-old'
> #  9.  `mergemaster'            (you may wish to use -i, along with -U or -F).
> # 10.  `reboot'
> # 11.  `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore)
> Pick what you need to do. When kernel and world sources are
> in sync, a new kernel can always be installed in multi-user
> mode. To install world, you should drop to single-user mode
> to avoid interferences with a full-featured system running
> in the "background". This procedure (or parts of it) will
> also work when you have been using freebsd-update to modify
> your kernel, world, and sources.

Errrmm... The OP is maintaining his system using freebsd-update -- just
building and installing a replacement kernel from the source tree
installed via freebsd-update is in fact perfectly OK and a supported way
to manage a FreeBSD system.

While you are quoting the official instructions from /usr/src/UPDATING
here (so they are completely correct in that sense) these are the
instructions to do something rather different to what the OP intended.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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