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Date:      Fri, 1 May 2020 05:09:11 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
Cc:        Scott Bennett <bennett@sdf.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Updating from 11.3-stable to 12.1-stable?
Message-ID:  <20200501050911.df5c6649.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <24234.65361.243692.854655@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
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On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:39:45 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> 
> Polytropon writes:
> 
> >  I'd like to add that the order in which kernel and world are
> >  to be installed, combined with the suggestion to install world
> >  in single-user mode, is provided to minimize the risk of
> >  accidentally rendering the systen unbootable or damaged.
> >  That's why the instructions in /usr/src/Makefile should be
> >  taken as _the_ recommended method when updating from source.
> >  
> >  Check the comment header of /usr/src/Makefile for details.
> 
> 	Are these instructions identical to the ones near the bottom of
> /usr/src/UPDATING?

Yes, mostly - the mergemaster calls are a bit different.
But Makefile explicitely suggests to see UPDATING for
"more complete information", so the entries in UPDATING
shouldn't be any worse. ;-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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