Subject: Re: make kernel question
To: Scott Reynolds <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/03/1997 14:23:14
Scott Reynolds writes:
> On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > > i thought: build kernel and then build binaries
> > 
> > Actually, if you want to upgrade from sources, you have to do it the
> > other way around, since you need a new userland to build a new kernel
> > successfully.
> Eeek!  You shouldn't run new binaries on an old kernel.  It probably won't
> even work, at this point.  Unless it's difficult to run with a GENERIC
> kernel from a snapshot, though, I'd recommend upgrading the entire system
> with a snapshot -- certainly anything newer than the beginning of March
> should work -- and then building -current kernels and userland from there.

This is, of course, the best thing to do.

BTW, my system is grinding away at a new -i386 snap as we speak.