Re: how does one upgrade from 4.8 to 4.9
From: Ion-Mihai Tetcu (itetcu_at_apropo.ro)
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 20:14:47 +0200 To: "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <email@example.com>
On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 12:02:43 -0600
"Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> John Murphy wrote:
> >"stormjumper" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>hi everyone,
> >>I'm running FreeBSD 4.8 at the moment, just wondering if someone can point
> >>me to a relevant web-page take explains the process of upgrading to a
> >>different version clearly.
> >See http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.9R/relnotes-i386.html#UPGRADE
> >Which explains that there are two ways, binary or source. It also mentions
> >that you read /usr/src/UPDATING (when you have the new sources) as well.
> >>Is there an issue if i "skip" versions, say from 4.4 to 4.9? or 4.8 to 5.2,
> >>the RELEASE issues notwithstanding?
> >4.4 to 4.9 should be straightforward but 4.8 to 5.2 would be harder, but all
> >possible issues are usually well covered in /usr/src/UPDATING.
> And 4.X to 5.X is recommended *against* by some
> users/community members. A dump of your data
> and a fresh install is better, they say.
> Part of the reason is so that you have opportunity
> to switch to ufs2 filesystems; the rest, I'm not sure
You will run in some problems because of files left from 4.9, that are
not present and/or have other names in 5.2. It will give you a lot of
manual work to do.
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