> > > > I'll be glad to post the scripts for review if anyone's
> > > > interested.
> > >
> > > I'll take a look and test them for you also.
> >
> > OK, any input or corrections welcome.
> > I definitly would be interested in more error checking and
> > reporting, and I'm thinking about using \time to append the
> > time it takes the long utilities to run to a file for comparison
> > purposes.
> >
> > ------ This is the first one ------
> > #!/usr/local/bin/bash
> > #
> > # Update the system, run in multi-user mode
> >
> > echo -n "Have you read /usr/src/UPDATING? [y/n]: "
> > read a
> > if [ $a = n ] ; then
> >     less /usr/src/UPDATING
> >     exit
> > fi
> > echo -n "Have you merged /etc/group and /usr/src/etc/group? [y/n]: "
> > read b
> > if [ $b = n ] ; then
> >     diff -c /etc/group /usr/src/etc/group | less
> >     exit
> > fi
> > echo -n "Have you merged /etc/master.passwd and
> > /usr/src/etc/master.passwd? [y/n]: "
> > read c
> > if [ $c = n ] ; then
> >     diff -c /etc/master.passwd /usr/src/etc/master.passwd
> >     exit
> > fi
> > # copy my customized make.conf
> > cp /disk2/larry/etc/make.conf /etc
> > # copy my customized kernel config file
> > cp /disk2/larry/usr/src/sys/i386/conf/CUSTOM /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
> > echo -n "Clean out /usr/obj? [y/n]: "
> > read d
> > if [ $d = y ] ; then
> >     cd /usr/obj
> >     chflags -R noschg *
> >     rm -rf *
> > fi
> > echo -n "Continue with build? [y/n]: "
> > read e
> > if [ $e = n ] ; then
> >     exit
> > fi
> > cd /usr/src
> > make -j4 buildworld
> > make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
> > make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
> > cp /boot/kernel /boot/kernel.GENERIC
> > make buildkernel KERNCONF=CUSTOM
> > make installkernel KERNCONF=CUSTOM
> > echo "Reboot to single user mode and run /disk2/larry/bin/update2"
> > Exit
> >
> > ------ This is the second one ------
> > #!/usr/local/bin/bash
> > #
> > # Update the system, run in single user mode
> >
> > echo -n "Continue with installworld? [y/n]: "
> > read a
> > if [ $a = n ] ; then
> >     exit
> > fi
> > make installworld
> > if [ -d /etc.old ] ; then
> >     rm -r /etc.old
> > fi
> > cp -Rp /etc /etc.old
> > /usr/sbin/mergemaster -a
> > cd /dev
> > ./MAKEDEV all
> > cd /usr/src/release/sysinstall
> > make clean
> > make all install
> > echo "Finished!  Do ps and top work?"
> > Exit
> >
> > > > 2. After reading man mergemaster, I see that the -a 
> flag will run
> > > > mergemaster automatically and leave any new files in
> > >
> > > /var/tmp/temproot.
> > >
> > > > I'd like to confirm that if I opt to run mergemaster -a,
> > >
> > > then I should
> > >
> > > > check/merge any files before leaving single user mode.  It
> > >
> > > seems like
> > >
> > > > the right thing to do...?
> > >
> > > Correct, but I'll advise you run mergemaster manually. Margemaster
> > > is such a dangerous thing to run with -a on a system that has had
> > > so many mods to /etc
> >
> > When I upgraded from 4.8-p3 to p4 recently, I ran mergemaster
> > manually. The only file I had to make a decision on was (I 
> forget the
> > name) the one that prints the uname information when booting.
> > Just for the sake of discussion, let's say I did opt to run
> > mergemaster -a.
> > All I would have to do is check every file in /var/tmp/temproot and
> > be sure it didn't break anything by overwriting the older version,
> > correct?
> >
> 
> One area I would check is /etc/master.passwd and groups. It would be 
> really interesting for you if your user accounts all disappeared. I 
> also won't let mergemaster touch my hosts and printcap files.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean.  I'm asking whether or not to diff
the master.passwd and group files ( see above ).
If I run mergemaster -a, my understanding is that it doesn't make any
changes, it just leaves the new files in /var/tmp/temproot to be dealt
with later, so it wouldn't touch my hosts and other important custom
files, right?

> I would also go to the trouble of tee'ing the makes and 
> create logs of 
> the makes and installs. Since you are going on, you want to know what 
> you have done. What I typically do is
> 
> make     buildworld 2>&1 | tee /var/log/build/bworld-`date 
> "+%Y%m%d-%H%M"`.log

Excellent idea, if I was tight on disk space, I could even gzip them.

> required minutes in order to be unique. I also log all of my cvsups.

Another great idea!  Thanks!

I've just been working on timing the different processes, here's a
snippet...

Printf "Time for buildworld:\t" >> /root/build.log
\time -aho /root/build.log make buildworld
Printf "\n" >> /root/build.log

BTW, which field do I want from the output of time?  Real, user,
whatever?
I'll also need to do some cut'ing in order to just get the proper field
from time...or I could just let it rip...?
For instance...

Time for buildworld:  2:34:15 real      2:35:12 user    etc...



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