src upgrade from 4.11-p16 to 5.4 possible? (some success)

B. Cook bcook at
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:
> /usr/oldkernels/
> 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
>         -Derek

[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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