Upgrade 5.0 to 5.1
kstewart at owt.com
Sat Aug 30 09:34:36 PDT 2003
On Saturday 30 August 2003 08:58 am, Guy Van Sanden wrote:
> How would I best upgrade my 5.0 installation to 5.1?
> I have done binary (CD-ROM) updates on 4.x in the past, but I was
> thinking this could be done using cvsup.
> Can anyone briefly say wheter this procedure would be right:
> - change default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_0 to RELENG_5_1
> - cvsup the new sources
> - follow instructions to buildworld+installworld in Chapter 21 of the
> Any ideas how long this would take ?
It is totally a function of your computer. Since, you didn't provide
that information, we can only provide information on our personal
I follow current, since I don't think 5.x is up to 4.x release quality
at this point. I don't think it is far off, just not quite there. A
buildworld, which is the longest part of an upgrade, requires 50+
minutes on my AMD 1600+ with 512 MB of DDR-266 memory and 3 ATA-100
HDs. Having less memory won't affect the build time unless you produce
swaping. Having both /usr/src and /usr/obj on the same HD will also
increase compile times.
The buildkernel probably takes on the order of 10 minutes since it is
long enough that I won't sit there to watch and I haven't timed my
build script. The installs probably take less than 5 minutes.
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