7.1 to 7.2 upgrade question

Renato Botelho rbgarga at gmail.com
Tue May 5 19:55:32 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Giorgos Keramidas
<keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 May 2009 09:30:41 -0400, "Paul Stewart" <paul at paulstewart.org> wrote:
>> Hi there.
>> As I'm slowly getting used to FreeBSD (again), I recently upgraded
>> three boxes to 7.2-RELEASE.  Two of them were running 7.1-RELEASE and
>> one was running 7.2-RC2 ..
>> Anyways, I used freebsd-update to upgrade - in my previous experiences
>> I would have to do a "make world" etc. etc.
>> Which method is most preferred - source or binary upgrading?  I don't
>> mind source upgrading but is it really necessary anymore if using
>> freebsd-update on a regular basis?
> If you don't need local patches or a custom kernel, and you can use the
> GENERIC kernel configured to match your hardware setup, then it probably
> makes a lot of sense to use freebsd-update.  It will usually be much
> faster than compiling everything from source.

I don't know if it's officially supported, but I did an hybrid upgrade
using freebsd-update for the base and building the custom kernel
from sources, it worked fine and is still much faster than build

Renato Botelho

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