Related Q: (was) Re: Newbie question
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jan 20 11:40:24 PST 2004
On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 10:23:57AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 08:59:25AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > It sounds to me as if your new machine has hardware which is supported
> > under 5.x but not 4.9. That's a very good reason to install 5.2 --
> > caveats about "early adopters" notwithstanding, by all accounts 5.2 is
> > turning out nicely. I'd worry about using it for a system that was
> > mission critical to a business (read: financial consequences if it
> > isn't up and running), but for a home system I think it would do very
> > well.
> I'm going toput 5.2 on my new DNS server; but from scratch.
> SWondering how dificult it is to upgrade from 4. to 5.[latest].
> Is the UPGRADING file suffieient? I've heard the 5.X is the
> cat's meow....
UPGRADING should be sufficient if you are an experienced user.
However, you will miss out on the ability to do various things, like
create UFS2 filesystems or repartition your drives -- the shared root
feature makes quite a difference. I think a wipe and re-install is
generally a good idea over a major version bump, but if you can't do
that, then update in place is the next best thing.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/attachments/20040120/e6654e1d/attachment.bin
More information about the freebsd-questions