Upgrading 4.11-STABLE to 5.4-STABLE

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Wed Nov 2 12:16:48 PST 2005

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 09:07:25PM +0000, Chris Howells wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to upgrade my 4.11-STABLE server to 5.4-STABLE. I'm very used to using 
> cvsup to upgrade between minor releases (IIRC the box was 4.9 or 4.10 
> originally) but a jump between major versions is scaring me a bit :)
> Has anybody done this recently. Were there any major problems other than 
> mentioned in UPDATING?

In addition to UPDATING you should read
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.3R/migration-guide.html which details how
you should upgrade from 4.11 to 5.3.  I don't think there has been any
important changes between 5.3 and 5.4 in this regard.

> I don't particularly want to install from fresh if possible, due to the hassle 
> of removing the server from the bottom of the pile (too poor to afford a 
> rack ;(), opening the case up and fitting a CD-ROM etc.
> -- 
> Cheers, Chris Howells -- chris at chrishowells.co.uk, howells at kde.org
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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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