upgrade, portupgrade or not ?

Brian Josefsen bj at cold.dk
Wed Mar 7 17:57:49 UTC 2007

P.U.Kruppa wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, jbousseau wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I actually got a FreeBSD 5.4 for Mail server ( postfix+imp+horde) , and
>> DNS server with bind.
>> I really hesitate to upgrade my ports and my BSD because the
>> configuration of IMP+horde+php is a real mess.
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> What are your advices about it ?
>> Pls notice i'm not a Bsd specialist. Thanx
>          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Under these special circumstances:
>     Don't mess around with your running system.
>     Do a completely fresh install on an extra machine
>     and exchange the old one, when the new is up and
>     running.

Or upgrade base to 5.5 so you wont fall to much behind the supported
releases, it shouldn't affect your ports or installed application, and
then setup a jail and slowly migrate while you do continously testing,
it always works for me. In general it's always getting very suddenly
messy when your fall way behind releases.

Best regards
Brian Josefsen

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