My FreeBSD 3.2
Peter N. M. Hansteen
peter at bgnett.no
Tue Mar 30 04:00:07 PST 2004
"Lyndon M. Realubit" <ljmrealubit at digitelone.com> writes:
> In no apparent reason, I have used my 4-disc of FreeBSD 3.2 since I bought
> it. I read the book but now I want to install it. Now my question, if I
> install them is there a long shot to get by CSV the new FreeBSD 5.2.1
> kernel and porting other supporting softwares. What steps should I do to
> eventually have the new release? Reading the handbook on-line, I found that
> it confusing how to compile the FREEBSD either by the old way or the new way.
Upgrading by cvsuping all the way from 3.2 to 5.2.1 is likely to take
a long time, and as far as I know should not be done in one
step. Seriously, you'll save yourself a lot of trouble by just
installing the newer release clean and restoring whatever it is you
need (such as home directories) from a reliable backup.
Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
"First, we kill all the spammers" The Usenet Bard, "Twice-forwarded tales"
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