upgrading from 5.3 to current

J.D. Bronson jbronson at wixb.com
Sun Jan 16 06:19:29 PST 2005

At 08:06 AM 1/16/2005, Reko Turja wrote:
>>This is rather a nubee question..
>>I am used to OBSD and how to update my sources...but seem to be missing 
>>something with FREEBSD.
>>I installed 5.3 release and all I want to do now is update the source 
>>files on the disk to current.
>Very easy, all explained in the handbook. If on Intel, cvsup is your 
>friend. Are you sure you'll want to install CURRENT, by the way? - In the 
>FreeBSD context CURRENT is more like development alpha version, STABLE 
>branch is more like beta, and RELENG branches are the bug and security fix 
>branches of the original release. All explained in the handbook.
>>Does someone have a web page that can show these steps?
>http://www.freebsd.org/handbook, See chapter 19 and appendix A.

thanks. I am going to track STABLE...you are right. I am installing cvsup 
without GUI and then I will try to set this up...

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