7.2-STABLE to 8-R

John comp.john at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 24 16:37:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 05:25:42PM +0100, Pieter de Goeje wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 November 2009 16:45:14 John wrote:
> > Hello list
> > 
> > I've looked high and low for a howto/link showing how to update to 8, to
> > no avail. Is it just a case of the regular buildworld process or are
> > there gotchas because we are crossing major version numbers.
> > 
> You got it right. Just the regular upgrade procedure as documented in 
> /usr/src/UPDATING.
> The gotcha is that you need to rebuild all ports. If you don't do that you can 
> run in to trouble when you later build a port.
> I found that usually it is fastest to just take note of which ports you need, 
> delete all existing ports, then after the upgrade reinstall the required 
> ports.

Thanks, that's a relief! I looked at the url the other chap posted and
it seems to be the same thing although he uses a slightly different
syntax and I think he is talking about upgrading in a datacentre,

John - comp dot john at googlemail dot com
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