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Date:      Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:56:30 +0100
From:      krad <kraduk@gmail.com>
To:        nightrecon@hotmail.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: updating 8.1 release
Message-ID:  <CALfReyd5LJqW9J1ZCOaapzXYS=jpbYwBGzv6u3Rubm6d1-bs2A@mail.gmail.com>
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On 3 October 2011 10:28, Michael Powell <nightrecon@hotmail.com> wrote:

> wayne mitchell wrote:
>
> > hey
> > just tried to update a system using 'csup'
> > current system is: 8.1 RELEASE on a amd machine (amd64 GENERIC kernel)
> > tried downloading the CURRENT branch ( tag=. )
> > when running "make buildworld"
> > get an exit with error at /usr/lib/libmagic
> > system gives various warnings about unknown file types and incorrect
> > variable bounds
> > then exits with error 1 - 'cannot find any magic files'
> >
> > tried this again with ( tag=RELENG_8 ) - exact same problem
> > tried this again with  ( tag=RELENG_8.2 ) - exact same problem
> >
> > also tried "make buildworld" in multi-user -and- single-user
> >
> > where should i expect to find any magic files on the system tree ?
> > thanks
>
> I wouldn't worry about this. Be better to find out what is wrong. It is
> unclear exactly what you are trying to achieve, so I'll try some crystal-
> ball gazing. Going from 8.1 to HEAD might actually be broken at any one
> given point in time. Not always, but the possibility exists. If you are
> dead
> set on this, read the -CURRENT list for hints on breakage.
>
> If you are trying to set up a server for use in some form of stable
> environment I would suggest not using -CURRENT, but rather consider the
> security branch of either 8.1-RELEASE or 8.2-RELEASE. The csup tags are
> RELENG_8_1 and RELENG_8_2 respectively.  Example supfile:
>
> *default host=cvsup.nl.freebsd.org
> *default base=/usr
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_8_2
> *default delete use-rel-suffix compress
> src-all
>
> Then cd to /usr/obj and do rm -rf *. This will remove leftovers of previous
> failed build attempts. Once this is cleaned up and you have the correct
> source (such as 8.2-RELEASE security branch), then just cd /usr/src and
> kick
> off the dance with a make buildworld.
>
> I just updated 9 machines from 8.2 to the 8.2 security branch and
> experienced zero trouble. I can't speak to whether -CURRENT will build, as
> my boxen are for production use and not for development work. If you
> continue to have a problem trying to update to RELENG_8_2 you are doing
> something wrong.
>
> -Mike
>
>
>
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you might consider releng_9 as well as the next major release is on the
verge of going out. Releng_9 will currently give you beta3 of 9.0-release.
I have been using 9 for a while now as have many others and it has proven to
be a very stable platform.



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