Upgrading from 6.x to 7.x

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Thu Aug 7 16:21:00 UTC 2008

Warren Liddell wrote:
>> The easiest way to do the upgrade (if you are using a GENERIC kernel) is
>> to use Freebsd-update (http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/)
>> It's a pretty powerful tool which allows you to do binary updates for
>> FreeBSD.
>> To upgrade between major versions you would want to check out this page:
>> http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2007-11-11-freebsd-major-version-upgrade
>> .html.
> If i have read the man pages correct the command im using being ...
> # freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.0-CURRENT
> Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
> Fetching public key from update1.FreeBSD.org... failed.
> No mirrors remaining, giving up.
> Are there more mirrors or am i missing something here ?
Yes, 7.0-CURRENT doesnt exist. freebsd-update will do releases (with 
updates) not -CURRENT or -STABLE
use 7.0-RELEASE instead (which will get you 7.0-RELEASE-p3)
looking in my command history i used
freebsd-update -r 7.0-RELEASE upgrade
freebsd-update -r 7.0-RELEASE install

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