Upgrade 4.8-4.9 help!
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Thu Feb 12 21:32:55 PST 2004
Bob Perry wrote:
> Eric F Crist wrote:
>> On Wednesday 11 February 2004 06:25 pm, richard wrote:
>>> I'm trying to upgrade Freebsd 4.8 to 4.9 using sysinstall | upgrade
>>> off a
>>> 4.9 CD. All seems fine until it gets to the point where it reports it
>>> can't even extract the bin distribution and fails.
>>> Does anyone know of a fool-proof way to get this upgrade through?
>>> Preferably some idiot-proof instructions I can follow.
>> If you have broadband, install cvsup, read the man page on that, and
>> install new sources over FTP via cvsup. Once you have a correct
>> supfile, it's pretty brainless. Most of us have some upgrading done
>> via cron on a regular basis, completely unattended.
> Would you care to summarize your upgrading procedure which you process
> on a "regular
> basis, completely unattended."? Details not necessary at this time,
> just very curious.
> Bob Perry
Haven't done it, but I'm guessing it's:
X Y Z A cvsup /path/to/my.supfile
Q R S T cd /usr/src && make buildworld >
"make buildkernel etc., make installkernel, make installworld, etc.
I've been thinking of scripting this procedure and
then just calling "upgrade.php*" via cron. Doubt that
it'd be too good for the 'mergemaster' step, though.
FWIW, the chapter in the handbook actually
makes the procedure pretty clear.
*Yeah, PHP for scripting, I know ... give a old
dog new languages? Not yet, please.... ;-)
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