UPGRADing from 5.4- Sysinstall or makeworld

Guido Demmenie rottweilertje at rottnic.nl
Mon Apr 2 15:45:29 UTC 2007

On Apr 2, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:

> I do not have /usr/src/UPDATING
> I have
> # locate UPDATING
> /usr/local/share/doc/exim/README.UPDATING
> /usr/ports/UPDATING
> /usr/ports/mail/dspam/files/UPDATING
> /usr/ports/mail/dspam-devel/files/UPDATING

After you did a cvsup with "src-all" in the supfile there should be a
/usr/src/UPDATING file. Read it before updating, it can help you not
getting in trouble.

I just did an upgrade although that was from 6.0  to 6.2 so not  
  comparable. But it workedout   fi. e, I used the nex  thowto:

The howto is only fine, although I had some issues with understanding  
Mergemaster askes you whether to use the new file, the old file or to  
them. When merging them it gives a left and a right file and the  
diffs of it.
You just have to select which one of them you want to keep.

Well, good luck and make sure you have a working level 0 dump at hand to
restore in case everything goes wrong.

www.rottnic.nl                               0

> ________________________________
> From: Derek Ragona [mailto:derek at computinginnovations.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 11:02 AM
> To: Jean-Paul Natola; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: UPGRADing from 5.4- Sysinstall or makeworld
> 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.
>         -Derek
> 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  
> 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
> world-
> Thanks

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