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Date:      Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:06:46 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Finish upgrading remote server without physically being there?
Message-ID:  <4D6E6B16.7010508@my.gd>
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On 3/2/11 5:03 PM, Ed Flecko wrote:
> Hi folks,
> If I understand the process of upgrading FreeeBSD correctly, after running:
> 
> make buildworld
> 
> make buildkernel
> 
> make installkernel
> 
> I then need to reboot into single user mode (which can only be done if
> I'm physically standing at the machine, right?), and then finally:
> 
> adjkerntz -i
> 
> mount -a -t ufs
> 
> mergemaster -p
> 
> cd /usr/src
> 
> make installworld
> 
> mergemaster
> 
> and then one final reboot.
> 
> Is there a way to finish the upgrade process without actually being in
> front of the server???
> 
> Thank you,
> Ed


Dropping to single user is not strictly necessary, in fact I never do.

buildworld
buildkernel
installkernel
reboot
mergemaster -p
installworld
mergemaster -F
rebuild your ports
reboot



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