Problem Building World
cyberdog at nycap.rr.com
Tue Nov 16 03:48:26 GMT 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kris Kennaway [mailto:kris at obsecurity.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 8:10 PM
> To: Chris Hill
> Cc: Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.; Cyber Dog; freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Problem Building World
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 06:49:22PM -0500, Chris Hill wrote:
> > I did this exact upgrade (4.6 to 4.10) a while back, and I can endorse
> > the 'stepping stone' procedure. I did a cvsup and rebuild from 4.6 to
> > 4.7, 4.7 to 4.8, etc. until 4.10. It's tedious and time-consuming, but
> > the whole thing went surprisingly smoothly.
> If you have access to the console, you can just avoid the hassle and
> do a binary upgrade from installation media.
This is true, of course. I do have access to the physical machine. The
reason I'm hesitant is the research I've done on upgrading has turned up
many recommendations that this is usually *not* the best way to go about an
upgrade. As I've said, I've never done this before, so I don't know one way
or another. Unfortunately this is a business machine, and I'm trying to
take the course of least likely destruction. Massive downtime is not good.
Of course, I'm making a full backup regardless.
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