how to upgrade?

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Sat Nov 5 13:09:08 GMT 2005

On Nov 5, 2005, at 6:11 AM, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find any
> good help in the documentation, and its only my 5th day using freebsd
> so i'm not really sure where to look.
> i installed 5.4-RELEASE from a CD and I want to upgrade to 6.0-RELEASE
> using binary packages.  my computer is far too slow and doesn't really
> have enough hard drive space to compile the entire BSD system, nor do
> I have a CD burner to make myself a new CD.  how do I upgrade my
> system from binary packages without breaking it in the middle?
> once again, i apologize if this has been asked too many times.  even a
> vague reference to some 3 year old mailing list post will probably
> help me though.

You *could* browse the list archives, but that *is* a lot of work.  I  
suppose I'll just briefly answer this.

boot from cd.
change options so that your version read 6.0-RELEASE
choose upgrade from menu
choose FTP as your installation source
run install

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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