update packages or reinstall

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com
Fri Dec 12 20:17:36 PST 2008

Glen Barber wrote:
> Gary Hartl said: 
>> I'm considering just wiping the system clean and starting from scratch to
>> say either 6.4-release or 7.0 release.
> For what it's worth, I've (so far) had 50% luck with 7.1.  My home server runs nothing special, mostly development stuff and the occasional X session.  I attempted to upgrade to 7.1 from 6.3-STABLE yesterday, and to make a long story short, am now running 6.4-RELEASE.  
> If you do decide to go with 7.1, I'd test drive it first, before committing that machine to that OS.  So far, I've had no problems with 6.4-* on any of my machines.
> Regards, 

I installed 7.0 from scratch and its rock hard. 7.1 release may be 6 
months or longer away from being released and its not completely tested 
yet or ready for production. Make backups of your data on 6.4 you want 
to move forward and install 7.0 from scratch. Nothing is better that a 
brand new system to add your ports to. Use pkg_add -r command to add 
your ports.

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