DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-08
Re: Some questions on updating.
On 04:43, Sat 07 Aug 04, K. G. Suarez wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> Would doing the following be the correct way to update a system?
> cvsup /usr/share/examples/cvsup/DragonFly-supfile
> cd /usr
> cvs -R -d /home/dcvs checkout src
> cvs -R -d /home/dcvs checkout dfports
> cvsup -h cvsup.freebsd.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/FreeBSD-ports-supfile
Better off using a mirror near you, see this for the list of
And add your mirror to FreeBSD-ports-supfile, so you
wouldn't need to use -h flag every time you run cvsup.
See the refuse file section(it tells cvsup which directories
not to be updated). Mine looks like this:
Add it to /usr/sup/refuse.
> cd /usr/src
> make buildworld
> make installworld
> cd /usr/src
No need to do this, because you are already in /usr/src, if
not sure do pwd(1).
> make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
> make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
You might also want to configure your kernel(removing device
drivers that you don't need).
> Also, how often should I update my system?
Depends, I usually rebuild world every few weeks(depends on
the changes that were made to the user land), kernel more
often, every 1 or 2 weeks.
Subscribe the commits mailing list, or take an occasional
peek to nntp.dragonflybsd.org with your newsreader (slrn,
tin, pan, knode, sylpheed, thunderbird, etc...) to see what
has changed over a last week or so is useful.
Have fun with dfly!