6.2: "upgrade", or just "install" and restore rc.conf?

Eric heli at mikestammer.com
Mon Jan 29 21:54:54 UTC 2007

Steve Franks wrote:
> Presuming you have a 1 or 2 user system, and haven't done alot of
> mods, is there any reason to "upgrade" to 6.2 as opposed to just
> "install" it?  Of the maybe 10 files I've modified, I have backed them
> up elsewhere, and it's fresh in my mind still.  The only issues I can
> think of are (1) users/groups (of which I again have a whopping 2),
> and
> (2) installed packages - this could be a problem, as I have no idea
> how we (the os) "know" what's installed, and that info may or may not
> be deleted on a new install.
> (3) sysinstall/label doesn't seem happy about putting things on an
> existing slice(s) - when I fubared my 6.1 install it complained about
> insufficient space until I deleted all slices on the disk.
> Anyone care to comment on pros/cons of install vs. upgrade?  Seems
> this is a relevant time for the discussion.
upgrade is super easy.  on a more or less stock system, it should be 
very straightforward.

its good practice and fun too! =)


i have instructions on my site should you want a step by step guide. 
Goto mikestammer.com and then the freebsd section if you are interested

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