This is a collection of different configuration and install options for network performance that exists elsewhere, but are consolidated here.
#NOTE: Make sure to pick servers close to you. CVSROOTemail@example.com:/cvs export CVSROOT PKG_PATH=ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname -r`/packages/`uname -m`/ export PKG_PATH #First checkout the source cd /usr cvs -qd firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs get -rOPENBSD_6_6 -P src cd /usr cvs -qd email@example.com:/cvs get -rOPENBSD_6_6 -P ports cd /usr cvs -qd firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs get -rOPENBSD_6_6 -P xenocara #Getting source updates after the initial checkout cd /usr/src; cvs -q up -rOPENBSD_6_6 -Pd; #Getting port updates cd /usr/ports; cvs -q up -rOPENBSD_6_6 -Pd; #Getting xenocara updates cd /usr/xenocara; cvs -q up -rOPENBSD_6_6 -Pd; #Rebuilding the kernel #To rebuild the default kernel from stable: cd /usr/src/sys/arch/`uname -m`/conf /usr/sbin/config GENERIC.MP cd ../compile/GENERIC.MP make obj && make clean && make && make install #Replace amd64 with your architecture, e.g. sparc, alpha, etc. #Old kernel will be available as /obsd, new kernel as /bsd #Rebooting with the new kernel reboot #As above, substitute your architecture for amd64. #If your system has trouble booting the new kernel, #you can easily go back and reboot from the old kernel, #now called obsd. #Rebuilding the binaries #To rebuild the system binaries: rm -rf /usr/obj/* cd /usr/src make obj && make build #This will take awhile...
There is now a feature called sysupgrade, that walks through the process of automatically updating OpenBSD and rebooting and installing.
Even though I have typed this a number of times, these are the steps to create the softraid0 and encrypt the drive before installing on OpenBSD referenced in the OpenBSD FAQ
Welcome to the OpenBSD/amd64 X.X installation program. (I)nstall, (U)pgrade, (A)utoinstall or (S)hell? s # cd /dev && sh MAKEDEV sd0 # dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/rsd0c bs=1m # fdisk -iy -g -b 960 sd0 # disklabel -E sd0 Label editor (enter '?' for help at any prompt) sd0> a a offset:  size:  * FS type: [4.2BSD] RAID sd0> w sd0> q No label changes. # bioctl -c C -l sd0a softraid0 New passphrase: Re-type passphrase: sd1 at scsibus2 targ 1 lun 0: <OPENBSD, SR CRYPTO, 005> SCSI2 0/direct fixed sd1: 19445MB, 512 bytes/sector, 39824607 sectors softraid0: CRYPTO volume attached as sd1 # cd /dev && sh MAKEDEV sd1 # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rsd1c bs=1m count=1 # exit
The OpenBSD installer now runs, and when you get to the root drive selection, select the one newly created device which is sd1 in this example
[...] Available disks are: sd0 sd1. Which disk is the root disk? ('?' for details) [sd0] sd1
freebsd-update fetch install
#The following steps assume that you have checked out the latest #source for a stable branch from the FreeBSD subversion svnlite checkout http://svn0.us-east.FreeBSD.org/base/head /usr/src #Then run the following to update cd /usr/src svnlite update cd /usr/src && make buildworld && make buildkernel KERNCONF=NEWCONF #Install in single-user or reboot with secure-level off depending on your setup cd /usr/src/ && make installkernel KERNCONF=NEWCONF && mergemaster -pa && make installworld && make BATCH_DELETE_OLD_FILES=yes delete-old && mergemaster -iFU #Port Updates: portaudit -Fda portsnap fetch extract portupgrade -fa
If you are using ZFS, you can perform the update in a boot environment for testing:
hbsd-update -b update-test -V
This will create a boot environment called update-test, install the OS updates there and set it to mount on the next boot.