About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3

Roland Smith 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'
 9.  `mergemaster'
10.  `reboot'
 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
     installed automatically.

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