Downgrade from 6.2 PR to 6.1 RELEASE?

Ahmad Arafat Abdullah trunasuci at
Wed Sep 27 17:33:56 PDT 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Chris <snagit at>
> To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at>
> Subject: Downgrade from 6.2 PR to 6.1 RELEASE?
> Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 16:46:42 -0700
> I felt I should ask this question before taking a drastic action. I 
>   built this new production system complete with jail (which I can  
> recreate very quickly) and all was running perfectly under 6.2  
> PRERELEASE. I was planning taking a chance and going production  
> (against common wisdom of running 6.2 PRERELEASE in production).  
> Yesterday I decided to cvsup and rebuild one more time and 
> discovered  a glaring problem on this AMD64 Tyan s4882. It can't 
> reboot with the  reboot command or shutdown -r about 75% of the 
> time, it hangs between  the uptime output and where it states 
> Rebooting, then requires a  manual reset to get going again. This 
> tells me I have to fall back or  will create a nightmare for 
> production use. Presuming I can live with  certain driver issues on 
> 6.1 RELEASE P6, are there any serious  dangers or unique procedures 
> in going backward, to RELENG_6_1 from  RELENG_6 that suggest it 
> would be better to just start from scratch?  I've not fallen back 
> from CURRENT to a RELEASE, this will be my first  time.  

maybe u can give it a try, why not? same like my case, and it's weird..
when i upgraded my box to 6.2-PRERELEASE, something weird happens.. i can't
login to my KDE ( my KDE is up and running ) using my user+pass, surprisingly
i add one more user+pass and it's can logged in!

so I've decided to revert back to 6.1-RELEASE-p7 and it's back to normal!
Maybe u should give it a try :)

correct me if i'm wrong..

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