UPGRADing from 5.4- Sysinstall or makeworld

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Mon Apr 2 15:03:37 UTC 2007

The difference is a binary upgrade using sysinstall booting a later version 
CD or using cvsup and a source install.  Both should work fine for your 
setup.  If you want to go to 6.X you should go to 5.5 first.

Read /usr/src/UPDATING in all cases.


At 09:44 AM 4/2/2007, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I'm think I really need to upgrade  from 5.4  as I'm having a slew of issues
>with my programs- specifically  exim-sa-clamav-
>My concern is that this was the only BSD install I had ever done with
>assistance from a colleague from across the border- So all I have been doing
>for the past year is cvsup-ing and portupgrading- however as mentioned
>earlier I'm running into issues that are consuming too much time for me to
>resolve as I am a one man IT department here.
>The first thing I'd like to know is if my box can indeed handle the upgrade
>to 6.2  -
>I have the following hardware-
>PIII 500mhz
>256 ram
>8 gig hard-drive
>The ONLY thing I use this box for is to filter mail that then gets passed to
>my exchange server-
>Are there any gotcha's I need to lookout for before attempting this upgrade,
>since this filters my e-mail if I screw up- I will have no incoming mail-
>lest I choose to redirect my SMTP directly to my mail server- NOT A GOOD
>So I see there are two methods of upgrading - sysinstall  or makeworld- what
>would be the optimal choice for someone with limited  experience in the BSD
>Jean-Paul Natola
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