Question bout migrating from 4.X tree to 5.x or even 6.x

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Apr 4 23:39:12 UTC 2006

Robert Yoon wrote:
> I am planning on upgrading from the 4.x tree to the 6.x tree.
> I have been reading online and have found little or no reference
> information.

Presumably reading /usr/src/UPDATING and the FreeBSD handbook would prove useful.

> I would like to actually do this without a make world scenario, and have
> read some info bout booting off a usb device with 6.0 on it and copying
> stuff over.  Anyone know of or heard bout this by any chance?

Have fun.

However, it's unclear why you'd bother with USB when simply performing a binary
upgrade installation from a 6.0 or 6.1beta ISO image on a CD would achieve the
same end result....

> Also what recommendations would you make if you were to upgrade from 4.x
> tree to 5 or 6?

Read the fine documentation.  Follow instructions carefully.  Have good backups.


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