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Date:      Sat, 2 May 2020 07:22:33 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Updating from 11.3-stable to 12.1-stable?
Message-ID:  <20200502072233.f7cb3f25.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20200501233822.9eace5db0de7ac9043a8201d@3dresearch.com>
References:  <20200427200111.GA39823@rancor.immure.com> <20200428130853.GB39823@rancor.immure.com> <20200429212754.GA1510@rancor.immure.com> <20200501233822.9eace5db0de7ac9043a8201d@3dresearch.com>

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On Fri, 1 May 2020 23:38:22 -0400, Janos Dohanics wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:27:54 -0500
> Bob Willcox <bob@immure.com> wrote:
> 
> > Well, here are the steps that I took to upgrade my 11.3-STABLE system
> > to 12.1-STABLE. May not be the best/most efficient but they worked
> > for me and I thought someone else may benefit from them.
> > 
> > 1)  Make a backup of the current system
> > 2)  Delete everything in /usr/src, making certin to remove the files
> > and directories that start with a dot (".").
> > 3)  Delete everything in /usr/obj.
> > 4)  Download (via svn) the new FreeBSD release /usr/src to be updated
> > to.
> > 5)  Build the new world from the source.
> > 6)  Build the new kernel from the source.
> > 7)  Run "mergemaster -Fp" to update files that may be needing update
> > prior to doing the installworld.
> > 8)  Run "make installworld" in /usr/src.
> > 9)  Run "make installkernel" in /usr/src.
> > 10) [...]
> 
> Steps 8) and 9) appear to be in the wrong order:
> 
> According to
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/makeworld.html the
> correct order is:
> 
> # make buildworld
> # make buildkernel
> # make installkernel
> # shutdown -r now
> # make installworld

Interestingly, this chapter of the handbook does not mention
going into single-user mode anymore, while /usr/src/Makefile
(comment header) and /usr/src/UPDATING (near bottom) still do.
Such a significant difference in documentation should deserve
further investigation...


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



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