Planning a Upgrade (5.2.1 --> 5.3)

DanGer danger at
Wed Oct 6 04:54:44 PDT 2004

Hello Michael,

Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 12:30:23 PM, you wrote:

> Hi,
> When 5.3 is released, I am planning to upgrade from 5.2.1.
> I have searched google groups and found conflicting answers so I figured I
> would ask here.
> I have backed up my /etc/passwd /etc/master.passwd and /etc/group.
> My /usr/home is mounted on a separate drive the the rest of the system so I
> should have no need to back up files. (If users wish to they can)
> What I want to know, is do I simply copy over the relevant files listed
> above, on the fresh install,  with my backups, or is there some special
> process I have to use to restore the user database on the newly installed
> system?
> If there is a set process, could someone please give me a link to it
> (handbook? (I couldn't find it)).

why don't you want to upgrade it via cvsup-ing the source tree and then
build/install world/kernel? this is better way from my point of view.

> Thanks in advance

> Mick Walker 
> NAAFI Finance International

Best regards

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