damn, this sounds bad.

so what, freebsd from scratch is the only way to avoid this?

and how come make/install world is made like that? shouldn't
the developers try to avoid this kind of thing?


On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 01:42:32AM -0800, Kent Stewart wrote:
> On Saturday 21 February 2004 11:24 pm, jsha wrote:
> > hello.
> >
> > does make world leave obsolete files on your system
> > after install? without even the slightest effort to
> > remove them?
> >
> > please say it isn't so. i like make world.
> >
> Worse, it is known to cause fatal situations where you have to use the 
> fixit disk to recover your system or do a reinstall. If you upgrade a 
> kernel that panics, you will be committed to using the bad build. The 
> installworld being run after the installkernel and reboot to single 
> user mode is for your protection.
> FWIW, even installworld leaves obsolete files on your system at various 
> times.
> Kent
> -- 
> Kent Stewart
> Richland, WA
> http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html


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