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Sat Sep 20 21:17:40 BST 2008

        To update from 4.0-RELEASE or later to the most current
        make buildworld
        make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
        make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
        reboot  (in single user) [1]
        make installworld
        mergemaster             [2]
        [1] You can often get away without doing this step as the
        system will be properly updated.  During the running of the
        installworld, however, system components may break and other
        oddities may happen.  Don't do this on systems that aren't
        otherwise quiet as unpredictable results may happen.  If in
        doubt, reboot into single user.  For remote installs, keep
        a separate kernel around and use a serial console if at all
        possible.  See also note [6] above.
        [2] If you do not run mergemaster, you will likely hit a
        number of show stopper problems.  The biggest one is that
        your /etc/pam.conf won't let you log in using ssh.


Peter McGarvey
System Administrator
Network Operations, VIA Networks UK

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