About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3
mario.lobo at ipad.com.br
Thu Nov 8 11:39:56 PST 2007
On Thursday 08 November 2007, Roland Smith wrote:
> 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.
Wow ! Thanks, Roland !! Just what I needed.
One last question.
You said "csup to RELENG_7". I use cvsup so should my tag be 7-RELENG ?
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