About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 8 10:33:09 PST 2007
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 02:48:47PM -0300, Mario Lobo wrote:
> Concerning this, I've "cvsuping" to 6-CURRENT on a dual-core desktop. The
> system is running well, but I'd really like to move up to 7. Can it be done
> through cvsup from 6.2-STABLE to 7-CURRENT or is it "wiser" to install from
> scratch? any upgrade gotchas/procedure ?
It _can_ be done. (I've done it).
First, make a list of all your ports (portmaster -L works fine for
that). Then csup to RELENG_7. Then follow the instructions from
/usr/src/Makefile (the bit about 'upgrade their source'). I've outlined
the process below, with my own additions marked with lowercase letters
a. Make backups
b. Read /usr/src/UPDATING
1. `cd /usr/src' (or to the directory containing your source tree).
2. `make buildworld'
3. `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
4. `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
[steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target]
5. `reboot' (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
6. `mergemaster -p'
7. `make installworld'
8. `make delete-old'
c. `pkg_delete -a' (delete all your ports)
11. `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore)
d. Reinstall all root and leaf ports. Dependencies will then be
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