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Date:      Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:56:26 -0800
From:      Patrick Gibson <gibblertron@gmail.com>
To:        Ed Flecko <edflecko@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Finish upgrading remote server without physically being there?
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If you're using a fairly recent version of FreeBSD, why not just use
the built-in freebsd-update?

freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.2-RELEASE
freebsd-update install
reboot
freebsd-update install

Patrick


On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:03 AM, Ed Flecko <edflecko@gmail.com> 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
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