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Date:      Tue, 3 May 2005 14:40:51 -0700
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        Lauri Anteploon / ctrl-L <lauri@bitifarm.ee>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: make installworld (remotely)
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On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 12:29:40AM +0300, Lauri Anteploon / ctrl-L wrote:
> Hi.
> Im running FreeBSD 5.3-Release #0 and would like to do buildworld and
> buildkernel.
> The problem is that the machine is a remote one.
> Handbook states that to run "mergemaster" and "make installworld" I should
> boot into single user mode.
> That would mean that I can't access the machine remotely anymore am I
> correct?
> =20
> Would it be okey to run make installworld when running in multiuser mode =
and
> being the only person whos logged on and maby shutting down most of the
> network services (leaving my sshd running though) ?

It's possible to do this if everything goes 100% right, but if not
then you'll be left without a usable machine.  You really want a
serial console (and remotely-accessible power controller) for remote
machines, so you can recover them even if you make a mistake.

Kris

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