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Date:      Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:50:43 -0600
From:      Brett Glass <>
Subject:   How to keep freebsd-update from trashing custom kernel?
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Just ran freebsd-update (fetch, then install) on a system on which 
I run a customized kernel, and discovered that it has overwritten 
my custom kernel... even though I'd copied the original to 
/boot/GENERIC when I first installed the system. I was under the 
impression that creating /boot/GENERIC, and putting the GENERIC 
kernel in it, would cause freebsd-update to update that directory 
rather than one's custom kernel. I now must rebuild the kernel to 
keep the machine working.

What went wrong, and how do stop it from recurring?

--Brett Glass

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