Note that the procedure shown will likely break your system if you're upgrading from 5.1 or earlier, so do: shutdown -r now then boot into single user mode, as described in the handbook, instead of shutdown now.
The process described by Kai is not as depicted in UPDATING... Edmund Craske > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kai > Grossjohann > Sent: 30 January 2004 16:11 > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: How to build FreeBSD entirely from sources? > > > Geert Hendrickx <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > >> You can better sync your source with cvsup rather then using the > >> sources which are being installed by the CD. Like that > you'll always > >> have the most recent version of your FreeBSD installation. > > > > How do I do this? > > I put some stuff in /etc/make.conf. Then I execute the > following command to fetch the most recent sources from the server: > > cd /usr/src > make update > > Then, follow the process outlined in /usr/src/UPDATING to > rebuild the system. I do: > > cd /usr/src > make buildworld buildkernel installkernel > shutdown now > mergemaster -p > make installworld > mergemaster > reboot > > You may have to adjust this sequence of commands depending on > your config and on what /usr/src/UPDATING says. > > Please do read the chapter "Staying current with ..."; it > explains this better than I can. I only included the above > to show that it doesn't take many commands. > > Here are the lines I put in /etc/make.conf. Please adjust! > > SUP_UPDATE= yes > SUPHOST= cvsup2.de.freebsd.org > SUPFILE= /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile > PORTSSUPFILE= /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile > DOCSUPFILE= /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile > > Kai > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/free> bsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"