Moving from 3.4 to -STABLE?

Brian Somers brian at
Tue May 15 15:39:24 BST 2001

> On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 09:25:56AM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > I think Joe's instructions were pretty precise - except that you need 
> > to use KERNEL instead of KERNCONF in 3.x.
> > 
> Joe's instructions are indeed on the mark.
> My question was more directed to how to do an installworld over nfs as I've
> never played with NFS and haven't a clue where to start.

The long and short of it is to export the filesystems from the server 
- something like this in /etc/exports:

/usr/src /usr/obj -maproot=0 laptop

(you'll need the nfs server stuff enabled in /etc/rc.conf, and don't 
forget to HUP mountd after changing /etc/exports), ensure you've got 
a built world and kernel on the server:

cd /usr/src
make buildworld
make buildkernel KERNCONF="SERVER LAPTOP"

then from your laptop:

mount server:/usr/src /usr/src
mount server:/usr/obj /usr/obj
cd /usr/src
make installworld
make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL

> As it happens I'm going to have a go a doing an ftp install of 4.2RELEASE
> from mounted CD. If I get 4.2 on the machine I may just leave it there.
> Neil.
> -- 
> Neil C. Ford
> Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
> neil at -

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