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Date:      Sat, 2 May 2020 02:19:10 -0400
From:      Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Updating from 11.3-stable to 12.1-stable?
Message-ID:  <20200502021910.372437da4c219eed00a62a79@3dresearch.com>
In-Reply-To: <20200502072233.f7cb3f25.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20200427200111.GA39823@rancor.immure.com> <20200428130853.GB39823@rancor.immure.com> <20200429212754.GA1510@rancor.immure.com> <20200501233822.9eace5db0de7ac9043a8201d@3dresearch.com> <20200502072233.f7cb3f25.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Sat, 2 May 2020 07:22:33 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> [...]
> > 
> > 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...

I seem to remember that previous versions of the online page advised
that following 'make installkernel' one should reboot into single user
mode, 'make installworld', and make a copy of /etc before running
mergemaster(8).

-- 
Janos Dohanics



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