Warning: for most users, this procedure is not recommended. The one we do recommend is described on the upgrade page.
Warning: retrieving the Owl
native tree via CVS (from the anoncvs server) is less secure than downloading
native.tar.gz and verifying its integrity via
Owl.mtree.sign files (you do need to verify both the tarball's message digest and the
Owl.mtree file's signature!) This is because anoncvs itself is a security risk to the Openwall systems infrastructure, and hence it runs off a copy of the CVS tree on a machine that is not used for actual Owl development.
su - build
Setup your CVS environment:
export CVS_RSH=ssh CVSROOTfirstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs
You can save that line into
~build/.profile to save you having to type it manually. Also, see Owl/doc/DOWNLOAD for alternative ways to access the anoncvs repository, and for how to enable compression.
Check out the Owl native sources from CVS for the first time (still under the
build user and in its home directory):
mkdir native cd native cvs co -P Owl
The SSH login password is
You then need to correctly set up the Makefile symlink in the home directory of the build user:
cd # back to the home directory ln -s native/Owl/build/Makefile Makefile
Finally, download the
sources (actually, third-party tarballs that our
native tree includes patches to) by following the procedure described on our upgrade page.
Once the above is complete, you should be simply able to run a
make buildworld in the directory to build the new packages.
If upgrading from a pre-OpenSSL-1.0 version of Owl, you might need to upgrade the OpenSSL libraries manually before a full
make buildworld compilation. This can be achieved by running a primary
make buildworld, and then manually upgrading the libs. After the build, become root again:
root@dev:/ # rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs --oldpackage --nodeps /usr/src/world/RPMS/openssl-*
Several applications which rely on the installed version of OpenSSL will immediately break however. It is imperative that once the above command has been run, that all packages are rebuilt. Again, become the
su - build
and then run the following:
make clean make buildworld
installworld step below to upgrade your current system, edit the
ROOT=/owl line in
installworld.conf to read
Finally, become root again, change to the /usr/src/world directory, and run a
root@dev:/usr/src/world # make installworld
This should leave you with an up to date system.