Crusty upgrade (was Make Question)
roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Jun 17 00:28:11 UTC 2009
Peter Clark writes:
> Is there a recommended upgrade path? I know about cvsup and whatnot.
> What I mean is are there some blatant gotchas when making this big a
> jump (5.1p18 -> 6.4)? Are there some recommended stops along the way or
> can it be done in one fell swoop. Is Colin Percival's freebsd-update.sh
> a viable way to approach this?
I do not know if freebsd-update works on 5.x.
Even if it were possible, I strongly recommend installing from
scratch when crossing a ",0" boundary and am not alone in that
opinion. It provides the opportunity to resize partitions; there is
less likelihood of a library mismatch, and you will recover the
space used by any orphaned files. (My personal practice is to
install to a new disk, and mount the old disk read-only until I'm
willing to bet there's nothing more I need.)
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