FreeBSD 6 - Do i need both CD1 and CD2 ?
adamnealis at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 3 08:13:33 PST 2006
--- JK <jdkullmann at aliencamel.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 05:18:59 -0800 (PST)
> Adam Nealis <adamnealis at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > --- "FlashWebHost.com" <flashweb at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I am using FreeBSD 5.2 on my local computer.
> >> I want to upgrade to FreeBSD 6.0
> >> Do i need to download both files ?
> > No. CD1 will give you as much as the OS plus X11 plus all sources.
> > the complete ports tree as of 6.0-RELEASE.
> > CD2 contains several hundred binary packages, but are not required
> >for the
> > OS upgrade.
> I've always wondered this. I'm running 5.1. Can I upgrade to 6.x in
> place, i.e. without having to full install and wipe my filesystem etc?
You should never do a major (any?) upgrade without making a backup of
important data, and then verifying the backup works.
Yes, you can upgrade in place. Read this.
It specifically warns against going from 4-STABLE to 6.0-RELEASE.
> If so, how do I do that? I couldn't find anything in the Handbook or
> anywhere that says one can do this.
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