Experiences with systemupdate Freebsd 4.9 -> 5.3

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 05:40:23 PST 2004

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 13:12:32 +0100, Volker Lieder <vl at plusline.de> wrote:
> Hello list,
> has anybody tried to update a freebsd 4.9 incl. apache, mysql and other
> ports to 5.3 or 5.2?

It CAN be done although not recommended. Read the WHOLE of
/usr/src/UPDATING before trying out your experiment. And make sure you
have 0 day backups before starting. I have done it on my PC just for
fun but there would be performance issues as 5.* works with UFS2
whereas 4.* works on UFS. MY personal opinion is there would be
performance degrades after the update.


Subhro Sankha Kar
School of Information Technology
Block AQ-13/1 Sector V
ZIP 700091

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