mysql 5.0 on FreeBSD 5.3

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Mon Nov 28 23:46:15 GMT 2005

On Monday 28 November 2005 13:36,  the author Kris Kennaway contributed to the 
dialogue on-
 Re: mysql 5.0 on FreeBSD 5.3: 

>On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 01:25:55PM -0800, Ron wrote:
>> Thanks.
>> I updated my source tree, and am about to run the following (20.4.1 in
>> the handbook):
>> # make buildworld
>> # make buildkernel
>> # make installkernel
>> # reboot
>> But, it then says:
>> After installkernel finishes successfully, you should boot in single
>> user mode (i.e. using boot -s from the loader prompt). Then run:
>> # mergemaster -p
>> # make installworld
>> # mergemaster
>> # reboot
>> Is it going to be possible to do this upgrade without access to the
>> server?
>Not with 100% safety.  If the upgrade is small (e.g. 5.3-RELEASE to
>5.3-RELEASE+security patches), then you can often get away without
>needing single-user mode.  If you're trying to upgrade to a new
>version, this becomes increasingly dangerous.
>And in any event you need to have a recovery plan thought out, for the
>cases when something goes wrong.
>> I am going to need to do this whole process over ssh.  My
>> server is several hundred miles away.  Do I need to update the kernel?
FWIW I have no trouble with mysql5.0 on freebsd 5.3 but maybe I just got 

BTW I posted earlier about upgarding to 6.0 from 5.3 - are there any 
circumstances where i should upgrade to 5.4 BEFORE upgrading to 6.0 or does 
anyone know if can I go straight for it without running into any major 


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