Updating from 7.2-STABLE FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE #901 to 8-release

Andreas Rudisch cyb. at gmx.net
Tue Jan 5 08:12:39 UTC 2010

On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:14:45 -0600
eculp <eculp at encontacto.net> wrote:

> I intend to first upgrade my old, but up to date, 7.2-STABLE FreeBSD  
> 7.2-STABLE #901 to the latest 8.0 release

> I want to conserve as much as I can so I thought that I might give
> freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.0-RELEASE a try.

freebsd-update does not work on STABLE branches. You can only track a
RELEASE branch and a few Beta/RC releases with it.

> I am trying to follow the instructions at
> http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.0R/announce.html

>From the first paragraph:
"Systems running 7.[012]-RELEASE, 8.0-BETA[1234], or 8.0-RC[123] can

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