On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 08:08:42 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: > 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.
That is true. But if I understand the question (as quoted above) correctly, installing world from source has been involved, that's why my suggestion of following the instructions (or a subset of them, as it applies). > 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. I've copied the the instructions from the comment header of /usr/src/Makefile (at least on my outdated system at home they're there). Of course if the _only_ problem of the initial question is to install a custom kernel, with an otherwise updated system using freebsd-update (with world, kernel and sources in sync), just installing a custom kernel from within multi-user mode is fully supported by the system. This implies that only a small subset of the quoted instructions would apply here (steps 1 and 3 - 5), after freebsd-update has been finished successfully. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"