Subject: Re: make kernel question
To: Scott Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
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.