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Re: only ssh access - new kernel
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: only ssh access - new kernel
- From: Anthony Schlemmer <aschlemm_(_at_)_attbi_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 12:10:08 -0700
- Organization: AT&T Broadband
I've done this several times how as new patches are released and before
building anything else I follow the FAQ and compile, install, and
reboot the system so it is running a new kernel with all of the
currently available patches.
I only use the GENERIC kernel and have never had a problem with a system
not booting up as long as the kernel was compiled and installed
properly. Your existing programs will run with the new kernel and it's
recommended that you always build a new kernel first before compiling
before proceeding to compile the parts of OpenBSD.
An excellent man page that I was referred to by others that was very
helpful was "release(8)" - "man release". It has instructions for
compiling a new kernel, system, and even making your own release
tarballs. I've copied the listed commands from the "release" man pages
to shell scripts so I can run each step from a different shell script.
I was a little nervous doing my first kernel compile but I just followed
the steps in the documentation to build a GENERIC kernel and everything
worked without any surprises for me.
On Thursday 17 October 2002 11:35 am, daniel paranhos zitterbart wrote:
> hi folks
> I'm maintaining a little server, running openbsd 3.1.
> now i wanna do some security fixes, with the patch branch.
> i just got the wohl src. and just could start.
> but the problem is, i've got only ssh access. actually the server is
> in germany and im abroad.
> now some questions.
> 1. how big is the chance that a new kernel, won't work? (i never did
> a new bsd kernel befor and i'm with the generic one)
> 2. after the first reboot, would programs like ssh work, or should i
> have to recompile them first??
Every program has two purposes -- one for which it was written and
another for which it wasn't.