Help Newbie

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Fri Jan 16 08:29:15 PST 2004

# ssaccoss at / 2003-12-17 09:04:47 -0500:
> Yes i am a 'newbie' sorta.  i have experience in Unix from my former 
> career, but am now just starting to use again and set up on my home 
> computer.  My son has loaded FreeBSD 4.8 and I am havening several 
> problems loading different applications.  Each one seems to have its own 
> unique errors, i was thinking maybe i have messed up the OS files or we 
> only got half a loaf when first loading it.  i was thinking about 
> upgrading to FreeBSD 5.x to make sure the core files are ok.     What is 
> the best and easiest way to upgrade from 4.8 to 5.x?  What is the latest 
> and greatest 5.x load to get?

    this is not the right place to ask such questions, but I can tell
    you that upgrade to 5.x is *not* the way to make sure your "core
    files are ok".

> Let's start there before i begin my 1000 other questions.  And just one 
> more, is there a 'Newbie' forum I should be using instead of this one?

    newbies at, questions at,

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