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Date:      Sun, 28 Jan 2007 14:41:18 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        dharam paul <exiaf_radar_guy38@yahoo.co.in>
Cc:        freebsd <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Noob: Kernek Compile Question
Message-ID:  <45BCB60E.3050606@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20070128142631.3485.qmail@web8913.mail.in.yahoo.com>
References:  <20070128142631.3485.qmail@web8913.mail.in.yahoo.com>

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dharam paul wrote:
> Hi Gurus,
> In the section " Building and Installing a Custom
> kernel" it is stated that=20
> quote;
> 'The new kernel will be copied to the /boot/kernel
> directory as /boot/kernel/kernel and the old kernel
> will be moved to /boot/kernel.old/kernel'
>=20
> Do I have to do this manually or it is done by the
> system automatically?

It's automatic.

> Secondly, I am upgrading my FreeBSD system from
> FreeBSD RELENG_6_0 to RELENG_6_2 by cvsup.
>=20
> I want to do some changes in the kernel after
> updating. My question is is it necessary for me to   =20
> 1. First make kernel according to RELENG_6_2=20
>     and then
> 2. Make requied changes in kernel (to include IPFW and
>  some changes for Squid)
> Or
> I can do the above two steps in one single step. How?

You can do all that in one go.  In fact, if you already
have a custom 6.0 kernel config file with your modifications
in it, you will probably only need to tweak it slightly (if
at all), and then you can use it to build a 6.2 kernel.
(Especially if your conf file basically says "include GENERIC"
or "include SMP" and then has just the differences between that
and your config -- chances are in that case it won't need any
tweaking at all)

Given that you're jumping a couple of version numbers here, be
sure to follow the instructions in the handbook about booting up
your new kernel *before* installing the rest of the world that
goes with it -- it's a damn sight easier to back out to just an
older kernel version if your new one won't boot than it is to back
out the entire OS...

	Cheers,

	Matthew

--=20
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