On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 04:14:43AM -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > hello all, > > I have recently been mulling over an article which proposes an abridged > set of steps for updating the system. > > ----------- > http://www.bsdnews.org/03/bsd_update.php > > alias rebuild 'cd /usr/src && make update && make world && make kernel && > mergemaster' > ----------- > > in a nutshell, the author proposes the following steps: > > 1) rebuild > 2) answer the mergemaster prompts > 3) reboot > 4) all done > > the method i employ requires several additional steps -- mergemaster -p, > a reboot to test kernel (not strictly required, from what i understand), > and booting to single user mode for install world. > > i am wondering what might be the hazards of trying the abridged approach. > would be grateful to hear from anyone with an informed position on the > matter.
It won't always work, and in the worst case will destroy your system. There's a reason that the documented upgrade process has all those steps in that order. Kris
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