What's so compelling about FreeBSD?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Oct 16 11:51:46 PDT 2006
Jeff Palmer writes:
> Whoever gave you the 'wipe and reinstall' advice for the 5.x to 6.x
> migration was insane.
"Need" is the wrong word; there are plenty of people who have
upgraded across major release boundaries to prove the contrary.
Are there reasons to "wipe and reinstall"? Sure. I used to do
it all the time, as it cleaned out leftover libraries and config
files; it also gave me the chance to tweak partition sizes.
To the OP: source updating is possible. Read UPDATING; check
the mailing list archives; ask questions if you don't understand
what's happening. As always, have a verified backup.
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