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Date:      Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:54:19 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <>
To:        Zbigniew Szalbot <>
Cc:        User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: 7.0 > 7.1 update problem
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Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> First of all - thank you Manolis!
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 14:23, Odhiambo Washington <> wrote:
>> 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?
> Based on what I have NOW read :) (but should have studied ealier), I
> do not think I need to compile a generic kernel.
> "If the system was running with a custom kernel, use the nextboot(8)
> command to set the kernel for the next boot to /boot/GENERIC (which
> was updated):"
> I hope I am not wrong again...
> Thanks!
If you had a /boot/GENERIC directory, then it was upgraded.
If not, and you already compiled a kernel yourself before the second
freebsd-update install you still have a 7.0 kernel.
But after you run freebsd-update install for the second time the sources
are updated anyway, so you can build the kernel of your choice

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