What's so compelling about FreeBSD?

Robert Huff 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.

				Robert Huff

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