mysql 5.0 on FreeBSD 5.3

Russelll E. Meek rmeek at
Fri Nov 25 04:52:51 GMT 2005

Micah wrote:

> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 06:09:32PM -0800, Ron wrote:
>>>> No, you can just compile it yourself using ports (although the ports
>>>> collection also doesn't support 5.3 any longer, most things will still
>>>> work).  Using packages with pkg_add -r is an *alternative* to
>>>> compiling yourself using the ports system, and there's no point in
>>>> updating your ports collection if you're not going to use it.
>>> Is there a way to update to 5.4 that doesn't involve reinstalling?  
>>> Everything I can find about it makes it seem like a very complex 
>>> process.  If someone can point me to some step-by-step docs, I would 
>>> appreciate it.  (Yes, I have looked all over the freebsd site, and I 
>>> don't see anything that is plain and simple instructions).
>> It's explained in detail in the handbook.
>> Kris
> Under the title "cutting edge" 
> Note: it's geared towards -STABLE and -CURRENT users (hence the 
> misleading title), just set your cvs tag to RELENG_5_4 to update to 5.4
> Later,
> Micah
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The common way to upgrade would be to CVSUP, however I have found Colin 
Percivals update instructions quite useful.

Here is the site for you to upgrade from 5.3 to 5.4:

Try it out.



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