Upgrading from 6.2 to 7.0

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 21:08:44 UTC 2008

On 08/03/2008, Adam J Richardson <fatman at crackmonkey.us> wrote:
> The-IRC Hosting Administration Team wrote:
>  > There is nothing wrong with obtaining the source code of 7.X and doing a
>  > full recompile to upgrade your version sanely.
> Ah, really? Good news. I heard somewhere there were problems upgrading
>  like that across a major version boundary. Or was it to a BETA? That
>  might have been it.

AFIK, that was 4.x -> 5/6
Ports, which are bound to be a problem across
major versions.*
Also, 8.x has a recent change which prevents
easy upgrading from early versions of 5/6(/7?).

In any case, I had no problems upgrading to 7 via
normal methods as outlined in /usr/src/UPDATING
for two machines running 6.x

* literally everything explodes and your fish dies.


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