Subject: Re: quick build.sh question
To: Thomas Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2002 00:39:00
> (I thought they both did essentially the same thing. . . .) Does it
> make any difference which is run first? Why?
Some may call me careless, but on machines I update via source compiled
on themself I do:
- depending on age of the running system: build.sh -o -t (skip thist step
if the tools are there and not too old)
- build a kernel
- boot the kernel
- build.sh -o
The last step will end with a run of "postinstall check", if that notes any
errors or differences, I'll add
- run "etc/postinstall fix"
- run "etc/postinstall check"
and repeat (with possible manual interactions) until there are no more errors.
This works pretty good for me, I even used this method on a production server
running (until then) 1.5.3_xxx - it was the smoothest update from one release
to the next I've ever seen! Thanks for postinstall, it rocks!