Do I upgrade from 5.x to anything ?
bsdfsse at optonline.net
Sun Sep 26 18:41:01 PDT 2004
I have been running 4.10-Stable for about 3 weeks, and one of my
computers doesn't work with it. Apparently FreeBSD 4.x doesn't like the
Asus motherboard's HD controller, and I constantly get disk errors.
HOWEVER, 5.x seems to work fine.
For the last few weeks, I've been going through this ritual of
installing 4.10-Release, then immediately upgrading to 4-Stable - using
the instructions in a book I bought ("Absolute BSD").
My big machine has an Asus motherboard, 160GB, and 2 x 200GB Maxtor
drives. It also has a new 400w power supply, and a Celeron chip. I
basically replaced every part of the machine trying to get to 4.x to
work, then gave up and am trying to run 5.x.
Is there something I should be doing after I install 5.x-Release to get
the latest software? On 4.x I would install "cvsup" and
"cvsup-without-gui", then running "cvs -g -L 2 stable-supfile", and
finally doing a make buildworld, etc, etc. I have no idea what my
options are on 5.x
I heard 5.x-Stable is coming out in October, so does that mean you can't
really update 5.x until October? I installed the 5.3-Beta CD, but the
stable-supfile looks like it will try to get the 4.x stable code. I
also did not really want to run "current" since this machine is supposed
to be my home server.
I mostly want my ports up to date, so I can run Thunderbird, Firefox,
etc (if they are available on 5.x).
Maybe I should make my working 4.x box my "server", and make my
nonworking machine a 5.x "desktop".
My original plan was to run 4.x on all my home boxen, then load 5.x when
it got to around 5.3.1 - except now my big box wont run 4.x. So I am
forced to load 5.x now, or just let the machine sit for a month.
Another option is to try and use the help on the mail lists to figure
out why 4.x wont run on my big box. I tried so many things I don't
really want to think about it anymore, lol. The Asus motherboard is a
replacement for another one that died while initially trying to install
4.x I literally replaced everything inside the case: power supply,
motherboard, chip, drive controller, RAM, HD's, cables, CDR's, cables.
The current error is the hardware error "Signal 11". %-(
Well back to my original question: Any suggestions on how to get the
currently available 5.x tree modestly up-to-date? Or should I wait
until it matures more?
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