upgrade help

Beech Rintoul beech at freebsd.org
Mon Jul 30 03:49:38 UTC 2007

On Sunday 29 July 2007, Aton A said:
> Hi,
> I am unable to find this information anywhere in the manual or
> Google.  Can someone please point me in the direction of upgrading
> from freeBSD 6.2--release to freeBSD 7 current?

The general information for this is in the handbook. 

However, unless you are very experienced with FreeBSD or have a very 
specific need, you should think twice about upgrading to -current. 
Upgrading to -current just to get the latest whistles and bells isn't 
a good idea and you should be prepared to do a lot of your own 
troubleshooting if something doesn't work. At the very least you 
should figure on rebuilding all your ports. We are close to the 7.0 
release and the fact that you are even asking this question means 
that you should probably wait for the release. Finally, keep in mind 
that if you do upgrade to -current and get in trouble, you won't be 
able to downgrade back to 6.x without a clean install.

Beech Rintoul - FreeBSD Developer - beech at FreeBSD.org
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