System: Make world: a short version(last edit: 2002-07-01)
Make world means update you FreeBSD installation to the latest version. It is very
important to do this from time to time unless you systems has ony four cables: power,
mouse, keyboard and video :) There are allot of documents on the net which could be sold
as books on how you can do a 'make world' (even this site has one). This is a short, don't
explain just give me version.
Getting the source
Make sure you're root and have 'cvsup' installed (/usr/ports/net/cvsup). Copy the
'/usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile' to the '/root' dir. Edit the file and
change the 'CHANG_THIS' to your local server. This should begin with 'cvsup'
like in 'cvsup.nl.freebsd.org'.
BE AWAREMake sure the file sais something like 'stable source tree'
because the file name has changed to 'stable-supfile' at some point and the
'standard-supfile' is now the 'current source tree' and you don't want that one!!!
Do a 'cvsup -g stable-supfile' and sit back and wait. The entire source is now
beeing downloaded in '/usr/src'.
Doing the make world
Go to the '/usr/src' dir and type 'make buildworld'. Sit back and wait again (this time get a
coffee it's going to take long).
Rebuilding your kernel
You need to recompile you kernel, you don't need to change the config file just recompile it
Go to the '/usr/src' dir and type a 'make buildkernel KERNCONF=[your kernel name]' Make sure
this is the name of the config file in '/usr/src/sys/i386/conf' you would like to rebuild.
After all is build well you just have to install it , in the '/usr/src' dir do a:
make installkernel KERNCONF=[your kernel name]
Don't forget the installkernel, you will be in allot of mess if you do!!!
Reboot and have fun!!!
I am kinda paranoid so I removed the 'games' an 'uucp' user becouse I don't use them. The
make world breaks then because it tries to do a 'chown games....'. So I had to put them back
to make it work.
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