upgrading 4.0 to stable
freebsdlists at elitists.org
Thu Oct 2 14:40:03 PDT 2003
I'm still kind of hung up looking for some definitive answers on this issue.
Perhaps you guys can help me out?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 17:55:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: "F. Even" <freebsdlists at elitists.org>
Subject: re: upgrading 4.0 to stable
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
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>Adam McLaurin adam.mclaurin at gmx.net
>Sun Sep 28 20:20:47 PDT 2003
>On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 21:57:04 -0500 (CDT)
>"F. Even" <freebsdlists at elitists.org> wrote:
>> I would like to upgrade a 4.0 machine to STABLE, or at least to the
>> RELENG security level. How difficult will this be? Is
>> special that I need to be concerned about, so I don't get bit? This
>> is kind of an important box....and I don't want it to take a
>> after I reboot it remotely.
>The most common advice is to upgrade incrementally. Upgrading
>directly from 4.0 to 4.8 is likely to encounter problems.
>I personally would recommend 4.0 to 4.3, then 4.3 to 4.6.2,
>then 4.6.2 to 4.8. Check the handbook for the appropriate CVS tags.
I was planning on using CVSup. Can I use the section on CVS tags for
this? This is the page I found, correct?:
>In any case, it is *very* important that you read
>/usr/src/UPDATING each time you update your source. This will
>inform you of any special steps you need to take before
>upgrading to that respective version.
>If you're especially paranoid and have plenty of time, you
>could even do the upgraded in more increments than I
>recommended. Just be sure to read the UPDATING file each time.
Now what is really recommended? Assuming I can use the CVS tags for
CVSup, what should I do? Can I use the "release" tags? Like
RELENG_4_0_0_RELEASE. Should I? Should I bother going to a "STABLE"
version and just update my "RELEASE?" ...or, should I CVSup my
machine to every "RELEASE" branch until I get to the current
one. ..or should I go directly to the RELENG_4_3 and then upgrade
every level of that. I don't really see much in the way of guidance
in the handbook of what I should do to bring this box to some state of
being "current." Hence...my pleading for assistance here. ;-)
Thanks for any help.
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