Upgrading Freebsd 5.4 release to 5.4 stable
jayesh.freebsdlist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 06:57:51 PST 2006
By mode I meant -- > binary upgrade or cvs mode
On 2/23/06, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > We have 12 servers running freebsd. They are basically web servers
> > cpanel control panel.
> > All these server are running FreeBSD 5.4 Release as of now. Now are
> > of upgrading it to 5.4 Stable
> Hmmm. I wouldn't call that an upgrade really.
> Except for a few possibly meaningful security patches, it is
> the same thing.
> You might well be much better served by upgrading to V6.0 or even
> waiting a couple of weeks and going to V6.1. It is scheduled
> for March 20 and it looks like things are pretty much keeping
> to schedule.
> > Please let me know the merits and demerits of the same. Do you feel it
> > good move to upgrade to the stable version.
> The stable version is really sort of an interim collection of
> the development version. It is generally felt to be "stable" with a
> general sense that everything will work together, but not necessarily
> ready to be considered a "release" which is a formally tested collection
> that generally also has the more active ports built and tested against
> it by the port maintainers.
> The stable version is only a little bit more together than the 'current'
> version which is really just a daily snapshot of the development tree with
> no particular assurance that everything works together - though FreeBSD is
> well enough put together that current tends to be workable.
> If you are determined to stick with 5.xxx for some reason, then go
> for 5.5 which is scheduled for April 3 or track RELENG_5 to get its
> latest security updates. But, I think you should move to 6.1 or
> at least RELENG_6. Do a complete fresh clean install of 6.1 and
> then start tracking the RELENG_6.
> > If it is suggested that I go for the upgrade which mode would suit the
> > servers ?
> I don't know what you mean by mode.
> > Awaiting all your valuable suggestions ...
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