Hi Free BSDers, Sorry about my question overload here.
I've just successfully cvsup'd to -STABLE (I think), done a buildworld, installworld and rebuilt the kernel. Everything seemed to go generally ok but I had a few observations/questions: a) Firstly I had difficulty finding much information about the specific tag I should use in the "tag=" line in the cvsup file. I can't remember accurately all the places I looked, but it included the handbook, faq, the /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile and Greg Lehey's book (3rd ed.). The one place I didn't look was on the website, but I couldn't do that as after a unsuccessful buildworld (with cvsup "tag=."), my web browser gave up working at all and just coredumped. Can someone clarify where definitive and up to date information regards the tag entries can be found? In the end I plumped for RELENG_4 (as recommended by the stable-supfile), I've ended up with 4.9-RC - is that a stable version? I was a bit concerned to see someone else on this list mentioned RELENG_4_8, which I understood was the STABLE version so it would be cool to have clarification. b) The first run of buildworld failed as vgrind was not on my system. I hunted down vgrind under /usr/src/usr.bin, built that and ran buildworld successfully a second time. c) buildworld generated 5406 warnings. Some examples are: yppasswdd_server.o(.text+0xba9): warning: mktemp() possibly used unsafely; consider using mkstemp() /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/binutils/as/i386-freebsd/../../../../../contrib/binutils/ include/opcode/i386.h:1094: warning: initialization discards qualifiers from pointer target type I have uploaded the logs to: http://www.carter-hitchin.clara.co.uk/logs/buildworld.log.gz http://www.carter-hitchin.clara.co.uk/logs/installworld.log.gz Are these warnings normal? Should I run buildworld again? I should note here that I was previously running 4.2 d) installworld failed the first time as the user 'smmsp' didn't exist. I dutifully followed the advice given in UPGRADE by building and running mergemaster. Second run of installworld also failed - at mergemaster, saying "Don't know how to build mergemaster.sh". I'm not sure if I did the right thing, but copying /usr/sbin/mergemaster to the source directory /usr/src/usr.sbin/mergemaster and renaming it to mergemaster.sh, fixed the problem. Can anyone comment on this? e) 'cvsup -g -L2 ports-supfile' now generates an error: /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/lib/libm.so.2: Undefined symbol "__stderrp" I checked the timestamp on both ld-elf.so.1 and libm.so.2 and they were built today - anyone know what might have caused this? Do I need to rebuild cvsup, if so how? f) At some point (I think after doing a cvsup with "tag=RELENG_4" I lost all my ports files - the only files I can see under /usr/ports/*/* are Readme.html's. Is that a bug? Luckily I kept a copy of my ports tree so I'll use that until I can figure out e) above. Many thanks for your help, David _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"