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Date:      Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:39:12 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr@gmail.com>
To:        Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
Cc:        Zbigniew Szalbot <zszalbot@gmail.com>, User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: 7.0 > 7.1 update problem
Message-ID:  <4964B080.2050104@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <991123400901070523l286765h1c000dbc1562ca3@mail.gmail.com>
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Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr@gmail.com
> <mailto:sonic2000gr@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>     > Hello,
>     >
>     > Thanks for FreeBSD. I am trying to update FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p7
>     > (GENERIC) #2 to 7.1-RELEASE. Here are the steps I am performing:
>     >
>     > 1. freebsd-update -r 7.1-RELEASE upgrade
>     >
>     > I get:
>     >
>     > The following components of FreeBSD seem to be installed:
>     > kernel/generic src/base src/sys world/base world/dict world/doc
>     > world/games world/info world/manpages world/proflibs
>     >
>     > The following components of FreeBSD do not seem to be installed:
>     > src/bin src/cddl src/compat src/contrib src/crypto src/etc src/games
>     > src/gnu src/include src/krb5 src/lib src/libexec src/release
>     src/rescue
>     > src/sbin src/secure src/share src/tools src/ubin src/usbin
>     > world/catpages
>     >
>     > Does this look reasonable (y/n)?
>     >
>     > Y
>     >
>     > Fetching metadata signature for 7.1-RELEASE from
>     update1.FreeBSD.org... done.
>     > Fetching metadata index... done.
>     > Fetching 1 metadata patches. done.
>     > Applying metadata patches... done.
>     > Fetching 1 metadata files... done.
>     > Inspecting system... done.
>     > Fetching files from 7.0-RELEASE for merging... done.
>     > Preparing to download files... done.
>     > Fetching 17792 patches.
>     >
>     > Then it asks me about files in /etc/ which were modified. I install
>     > newer versions and change some entries if needed. Save and exit vi
>     > when it is all finished.
>     >
>     > 2/ cd /usr/src/
>     > 3/ make kernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
>     > 4/ shutdown -r now
>     >
>     > The system is up and geuss what - it is still FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p7
>     > (GENERIC) #2.
>     >
>     > I repeated the whole procedure (didn't have to download the 17792
>     > patches though) and restarted once again - but got the same
>     effect. A
>     > slight hint. I am sure I modified and saved /etc/ssh/sshd_config
>     file
>     > but its modify date is from 2008. So I am probably doing something
>     > wrong there...
>     >
>     > I put the entries (for example a non-standard ssh port number),
>     press
>     > Esc, then : and finally wq.
>     >
>     > Can you help by suggesting where to go from here? Many thanks!
>     >
>     >
>     Hi Zbigniew
>
>     During the first run of freebsd-update, the sources for the kernel are
>     not  yet installed.
>     Please follow the exact procedure described here:
>
>     http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html
>
>     (Section 24.2.3 onwards)
>
>     This was recently updated to cater for people with custom kernel.
>     On the other hand, if you intend to use GENERIC as shown above, you
>     don't need to recompile anything.
>
>
> Hello Manolis,
>
> I don't use freebsd-update myself. I still use csup and the long
> procedure, but I have a question on the GENERIC kernel. You say he
> does not need to recompile anything? Does that mean freebsd-update
> pulls in a new GENERIC kernel based on the latest source tree?
>  
Yes, freebsd-update will automatically update a GENERIC kernel if it is
installed in /boot/kernel or /boot/GENERIC. It will simply download a
new precompiled GENERIC kernel for the version you are upgrading.



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