About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3

Albert Shih Albert.Shih at obspm.fr
Thu Nov 8 14:53:15 PST 2007

 Le 08/11/2007 à 19:32:39+0100, Roland Smith a écrit
> 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)

Be careful if you not using standard shell because....if you using a shell
come from 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.

Well....what's the difference between what you say and make a new
installation ? 

I've do this sometime ago because I don't have 7.0-Beta CD-rom, and I've
install a 6.2 and make what you say...but for me rebuild all ports it's
same thing to make a new-installation.


Albert SHIH
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