Upgrading 4.11-STABLE to 5.4-STABLE

Chris chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Nov 2 13:22:59 PST 2005

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?
> 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.

Hope this is not too obvious to mention but if your server has a floppy 
drive you could do a net install...


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