src upgrade from 4.11-p16 to 5.4 possible? (some success)
bcook at poklib.org
Fri Apr 7 15:13:30 UTC 2006
Derek Ragona wrote:
> I recently did this exact operation. It went fine for me on my second
> try. The first one I determined didn't go well as I didn't have the
> system up to date first. So on my second attempt I made sure my 4.11
> system was up to date, and did a complete buildworld, buildkernel, etc.
> Once I was sure it was completely up to date on 4.11, I:
> Saved my kernel config file to:
> rm -rf /usr/src
> rm -rf /usr/ports
> I changed my cvsup tag and pulled new source. Then I meticulously
> followed the instructions in /etc/src/UPDATING. Read those
> instructions, be sure to update your /etc/make.conf file for the right CPU.
> I did need to create a new kernel configuration file starting with
> GENERIC and boot.hints from my old 4.11 kernel configuration file.
> All went well except one library didn't get put in place when I did the
> installworld. It was built but just not in place, so I saw an error
> when I booted the system, and moved it manually.
> The library that didn't get moved was:
> I did add:
> COMPAT4X= yes
> to my make.conf file and
> options COMPAT_FREEBSD4 # Compatible with FreeBSD4
> to my kernel config file, but still had to make sasl2 and sendmail for
> sasl2. Otherwise the ports I had seemed to mostly work. But you might
> want to do a:
> portupgrade -a
[root at FreeBSD /usr/src]# echo $?
[root at FreeBSD /usr/src]# make -j6 buildworld
The CPUTYPE is not defined in /etc/make.conf, trying to make a clean
and this is RELENG_5_2_1
so make buildworld on this box completes.
I am going to try RELENG_5_3 and then if so then good ;)
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