On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 13:32:19 +1000, August Simonelli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 22:11:47 -0500, Donald J. O'Neill > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > August, > > > > I've been following this thread today. It's very interesting. It appears > > to me, you mentioned your mistake in your first post. > > "did a mergemaster and didn't accept any changes (it was a fresh > > system) rebooted and logged in" > > Without accepting those changes, you kept what you had. It wasn't a > > This is what is confusing me about mergemaster. Isn't it "just" for > comparing and deciding which config files one wants kept? That is, if > I have a modifed pkgtools.conf or rc.conf or whatever I should be able > to merge it up with the newly rebuilt system (which would have fresh > versions of such files). Or I could just tell it to keep my old config > files cause they have all my modifications. I do get that the new conf > files may have changes we need, so merging is better. Now, why am i > babbling about this? Cause when doing the mergemaster on this system > my fingers got really fat and I'm not sure how I answered. Maybe this > lead to my problem. Would that cause a) the wrong kernel to be > installed or just b) the wrong kernel to be reported (ie did i screw > up the update of the file that stores the kernel details?). > > Also, just for clarification, it WAS a fresh system, so, in theory, > mergemaster would not have had any changes to make (except if it > updates some text string somwhere that is the basis for the uname -v, > as in my and b options above). > > Sorry if this is painfully ignorant; I'm learning slowly! :-) > > > fresh system and needed the information from mergemaster. If you didn't > > clear out /usr/obj, it might be possible to rerun mergemaster and > > accept the changes. I would keep MYCUSTOM somewhere other > > than /root/kernels. Personally, I use /home/save4rebuild, and keep a > > copy of everything else I think I might need. I've had to > > reinstall /, /var, /tmp, /usr, but I always manage to keep /home safe. > > This seems to be what most people are saying ... and i think it makes > more sense. I have officially adopted save4rebuild for my systems! :-) > > back to me rebuild (celeron 433 is a bit sloooow).
well, the rebuild has worked fine. i think my symlinking was indeed messed up. i followed everyone's advice and didn't use a symlink; I kept my custom config in the same location as GENERIC and just copied it elsewhere for backup purposes. one last question for those tracking the this thread: can i now delete the custom kernel config file i created in /usr/src/sys/i386/src/ ? or does the system need it there to boot? i would guess not, more that the file is only used in building and installing ... thanks again for all the good advice ... august _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"