install/upgrade FREEBSD on a remote server

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Wed Dec 24 18:35:39 UTC 2008

Tom Worster wrote:
> what ways exist to upgrade a remote server (to which you have no terminal
> server attached) if the currently installed FREEBSD is too old for
> freebsd-update? besides asking someone local to the server to help, i mean.

The Canonical Way of Auld(tm)* is detailed in the handbook.
It involves fetching the source code via cvsup/csup, and
rebuilding the kernel and world(userland), etc.

The entire process is covered in Chapter 24 of the handbook;
for the beginning of the "old way" part.


Kevin Kinsey
Neurotics build castles in the sky,
Psychotics live in them,
And psychiatrists collect the rent.

* Hee hee.  For many of us, it's the Only Way ;-)

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