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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2009 22:11:42 -0500
From:      Glen Barber <glen.j.barber@gmail.com>
To:        Olivier Nicole <Olivier.Nicole@cs.ait.ac.th>
Cc:        psteele@maxiscale.com, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: What is proper process for source installs?
Message-ID:  <4ad871310912081911o6dd6b279k115df7a912d7818b@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <200912090300.nB930sgQ083464@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>
References:  <7B9397B189EB6E46A5EE7B4C8A4BB7CB33D0D678@MBX03.exg5.exghost.com> <200912090300.nB930sgQ083464@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>

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Hi,

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Olivier Nicole
<Olivier.Nicole@cs.ait.ac.th> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> and so on. So it's safe to say just merging the trees like this
>> isn't the way to go. What is the proper process to finish a bsd
>> image after installworld and installkernel is done?
>
> Not sure what you are trying to do, but usually you better follow the
> instructions from /usr/src/UPDATING.
>

+1

> By the way, I beleive a good part of /etc is installed/reinstalled by a
> make installworld and/or mergemaster.
>

Configuration files are untouched by 'installworld'.  I've found on
systems with major /etc/* changes, the following is the path of least
resistance, quickest, and best at providing a "backup plan" before
running mergemaster:


   # cd /
   # tar cvvf `hostname`.etcbak.tar etc
   # mv etc /somewhere/safe
   # mergemaster -iFUP

You can also set IGNORE_FILES in /etc/mergemaster.rc.  mergemaster(8)
for more information on that.

Regards,

-- 
Glen Barber



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