fcash at sd73.bc.ca
Fri Aug 8 09:42:49 PDT 2003
On August 8, 2003 09:30 am, Warner Joseph wrote:
> 1. Would it be possible or difficult to upgrade FreeBSD 4.8 -STABLE
> to 5.2 -STABLE when it comes out?
It's possible to do a source upgrade from 4.x to 5.x, but it requires a
lot of time and effort to do it right. When upgrading across major
versions, it is generally better to backup all important data,
reformat, and install from scratch. That way, you can take advantage
of new filesystems and other features that require a
> 2. Which is the best for a production environment, -STABLE or
> -RELEASE Someone told me they think the latter is better because it
> doesn't require as much downtime for an upgrade.
While the development team makes every effort to keep -STABLE stable and
useable, there are frequent periods where it is broken for a short
time. Unless you require specific hardware or software support that is
only found in -STABLE, it is recommended to run -RELEASE and to track
the tag=RELENG_X_Y branch (where X is the major version, Y the minor
version, currently 4_8). This is -RELEASE + any important bug fixes
and all security fixes.
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