4.6-RELEASE to 6.0-RELEASE...

Crispy Beef crispy.beef at ntlworld.com
Thu Jan 12 02:00:58 PST 2006

> There have been major changes in processes such as threads. You also 
> have to boot the 5.3 update in single user mode to have a kernel that 
> accepts the new arrangement and then install the userland. Before 5.1 
> or 5.2 it didn't matter much but there was an fs change that you update 
> in single user mode or boot the fix disc to finish the botched update.
> You also have the problem that probably none of your ports from 4.x will 
> work at 6.0. This could take quite a bit of time to upgrade.

One advantage is that I didn't really bother with the ports on that server, I 
rolled my own apps as I wasn't totally up with the ports system at the time, 
just seemed easier until I go the hang of it, so I probably would go for a 
fresh install of ports and get the latest versions of software installed that way.

The server is used for web hosting so I only really need to save out a few 
config files for virtual hosts etc. and the email directories.

It's sounding as though it might be easier just to have an hour or two of 
downtime late one night and do a fresh install...

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