Upgrade from 7.x to 8.x
odhiambo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 12:27:48 UTC 2010
Forget the manual process. Use tested procedures:
I even used those procedures <http://people.freebsd.org/%7Erse/upgrade/> to
upgrade one system from 6.4 to 7.x and finally to 8.1.
One thing you should note:
On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Uroš Gruber <uros.gruber at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was looking for help about this on forum, but a the moment without
> and luck. I would like to upgrade one of my servers from 7.2 release
> to 8.1 stable. I've done this on other servers and all went well. But
> with this one I can't get through. I'm testing all this in virtual
> machine where I transfer all data from real server.
> Here is my procedure
> 1. cd /usr/src
> 2. make update (using RELENG_8)
> 3. make cleanworld && make cleandir
> 4. make buildworld
> 5. make buildkernel
> Through here everything works, but from now on I tried manny different
> steps but unfortunately I can't make it work.
> If I run make installkernel and reboot the server with single user a
> new kernel loads ok the only problem I have is that some of the
> programs don't actually work. For example awk
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /lib/libm.so.5: version FBSD_1.0 required by
> same problem is with ps, more etc.
> If I continue to run mergemaster and make installworld nothing really
> works, because installworld throws me a bunch of errors because some
> of the utilities needed does not work at all.
> So I tried other method. After make installworld I put server in
> single user mode without restarting (shutdown now). From there I can
> continue with
> 7. mergemaster -p
> 8. make installworld
> 9. make delete-old
> 10. make delete-old-lib
> 11. mergemaster
> Btw I tried reversing order of step 10 and 11 but it make no difference.
> Then I reboot the machine and first it looks I'll done my job well but
> right after it started complaining about the same thing as with awk
> but now with ps etc. and then crash with kldload process. The only
> thing that it works is single user mode.
> Because of all the problems with buildworld stuff i tried to use
> freebsd-update utility but this one failed even more. So I abandon
> this idea completely.
> I would appreciate some help to successfully upgrade this server.
> Fresh install is at the moment no option. Server is running 7.2
> release with amd64 kernel.
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