Instructions for upgrading?

Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum bg271828 at
Sun Nov 27 13:36:29 GMT 2005


Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:

>where can i find simple instructions for upgrading to a new major version?
In addition to the advice given earlier, you might
read Bruce Mah's "Migration Guide".  The 5.3 version
is here:

        and might be quite applicable to the 4.x > 5.x migration,
as 5.3 was the first "-STABLE" release in the 5.X branch, and
many users were expected to move to it from 4.11, etc.
 thanks for this! i looked att his pretty closely and thought i did everything right but
 did run into trouble in the end. something went wrong at "installworld", i guess with
 the 4.x compatability layer, and now im not sure what to do to get things fixed.
 when i boot into the singleuser shell, even simple commands i gett hings like
 "/usr/libexec/ Shared object "" not found, required by "more"".
 i can use basic commands like ls and cat but not even slightly hard things like more or vi.
 at this point i would be willing to save my /usr directory and just try to find a cd
 drive to do a clean install, but im not sure how to save it. i did do a backup of my
 most important things but if the install is going completely wrong i guess id like 
 to save everything. my files in /usr are all still there but i dont know if i can hook
 up to the network or save to an attached cd, seeing how many commands i cant run.
 thanks! next time i just stay with 4.10, or do a better backup!

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