preparing for an upgrade

matt donovan kitchetech at
Tue Nov 18 18:58:41 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Kelly Martin <kellymartin at> wrote:

> With the release of FreeBSD 6.4 imminent, I'd like to prepare for an
> upgrade from FreeBSD 6.2 -> 6.4. Please excuse my ignorance but in my
> mind here's what I plan to do when it's available:
> 1. install / run the upgrade script using CD-ROM media to a 6.4
> GENERIC kernel, reboot
> 2. customize the kernel to my hardware (like I did in 6.2), reboot
> 3. portsnap fetch update (to get the latest ports tree for 6.4)
> 4. portupgrade -ai (to upgrade any outdated ports)
> Will this work?
> I'm a little confused about different versions of the ports tree. What
> I mean is, I keep updating my FreeBSD 6.2 ports tree and have never
> had any problems... it just works. I'm assuming the 6.4 ports tree is
> a little different and specific to 6.4? The port system is **so much
> better** than using ports on my OpenBSD systems!
> thanks,
> kelly
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no ports doesn't go to a certain release, once a FreeBSD version is no
longer support you can bet that some ports will not work correctly on that
version. for example the ports you have now is the same as on 7.x

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