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Date:      Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:11:28 -0400
From:      APseudoUtopia <>
To:        Simon Griffiths <>
Subject:   Re: Build/Install world via ssh
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On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Simon Griffiths
<> wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried to get an answer to this via web searches etc. =C2=A0I have a fre=
ebsd 7
> box that I plan on upgrading remotely via
> Make buildworld
> Make buildkernel KERNCONF=3Dxyz
> Now im stuck, =C2=A0I cannot get it down to single user because I only ha=
> access via ssh. =C2=A0Would it hurt to
> Make installkernel KERNCONF=3Dxyz
> Make installworld
> Mergemaster etc.
> Reboot
> ?
> TIA,
> Simon

I upgrade, compile, and install kernels and the world remotely on a
semi-regular basis. You just have to be careful with things, such as
installing the kernel to an alternate dir in /boot/ and using
nextboot(8) to test the kernel. You ABSOLUTELY have a chance of
something going wrong and hosing your system. Make sure you back up
files (and transfer those backups to another system).

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