Why are so many people using 4.x?
usleepless at gmail.com
usleepless at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 08:30:41 UTC 2006
when i upgraded my 4.11 workstation, i did a clean install from CD to a new HD.
when i will be upgrading my 4.11 server to 6.x, i will probably run a
6.x alongside the 4.11, installing all software as needed, test it,
then transfer data from 4.11 disk to the 6.x.
then test again, and swap the 6.x harddisk into the server. i will
probably keep the 4.11 harddisk as a backup.
i would not upgrade to 6.x if i were you, if there is no specific
reason. i would keep my 4.x updated though ( so i suggest you update
to 4.11, just for security ).
On 3/29/06, Wee-Sern Soo <W.Soo at bom.gov.au> wrote:
> I saw your post and wanted to ask you about your experience with
> upgrading FreeBSD 4.x to a new release.
> I have a couple of FreeBSD 4.6.2 servers and am looking to upgrade it to
> the latest stable release.
> In your opinion, what is the best way to upgrade to the latest 4.x release?
> What were the traps and pitfalls wrt to doing in place upgrades?
> Will things break?
> usleepless at gmail.com wrote the following on 29/03/2006 7:05 PM:
> > Joseph,
> >> I notice a lot of references to version 4.x. Is there any overwhelming
> >> reason
> >> why its use seems to be still popular. I'm wanting to set up a server
> >> for play) on my home network using a PII machine. Am I better off using
> >> older version for such old equipment? If so, do any particular versions
> >> stand out?
> > you have had plenty of response already. i just want to post my
> > in late 2001, i installed 4.3 on a server and a couple of
> > workstations. i have upgraded them as time went by up to 4.11. no
> > problems, it runs runs runs.
> > i have been following the mailing-lists on a regular basis, and
> > decided 5.x was not me ( sorry guys ).
> > at the beginning of this year i upgraded my main workstation to 6.0
> > for the following reasons:
> > - could not get the latest KDE to compile due to my own messing with
> > the packages
> > - i needed kernel threading for mythtv ( can be done with
> > linuxthreads on 4.11 )
> > so far, 6.0 has been flawless for me. only thing i noticed was: gcc3.3
> > seems to be a lot slower than 2.95 ( i have no figures, could be my
> > imagination )
> > if your machine will be for play as you suggest, go for the latest &
> > greatest. if it fails, you could always try 4.11 later on.
> > regards,
> > usleep
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