upgrading 5.4 -> 6.0 without reinstalling. safe ?

Alistair Sutton alistair.sutton at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 04:53:40 PST 2005

On 09/11/05, Pete French <petefrench at ticketswitch.com> wrote:
> usually when I upgrade across major versions of BSD I wipe the whole
> machine and re--install from scratch. But I understand that the move
> to 6.0 from 5.4 is nowhere near such a big leap.
> So I was wondering hether I could just do this from source without any
> ill effects, as if I was upgrading 5.4->5.5. I have nnever tried this before
> though, and was wondering if there are any major pitfalls (i.e. is it actually
> a really bad idea?)

As long as you read/follow all the relevant steps in UPDATING then I
don't foresee you having any troubles.

Things should Just Work like a normal upgrade would.

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