build/install RELENG_5 from a 4.10 system

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Wed Oct 6 21:25:46 PDT 2004

--On Wednesday, October 06, 2004 5:46 PM -0400 "Michael C. Cambria" 
<mcc at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to build a RELENG_5 system on a 4.10 system?

The others have told you that such things are possible.  I would advise 
less adventurous souls to perform a binary upgrade when updating major 
version numbers.  I did the upgrades from 2-3 and 3-4 in both ways and the 
binary upgrade was always easier.  I have yet to upgrade from 4-5. The 5X 
UPDATING file is the single scariest FreeBSD document I have ever read. 
UPDATING made me muss my drawers it was so scary.  Don't do scary!  Don't 
muss your drawers!

Once you get a booting system, you can sup and make world to RELENG_5.

Jason C. Wells

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