Upgrading Standing Systems from 6.3 to 8.0

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Jan 9 04:42:53 UTC 2010

Martin McCormick writes:

>  	Can one upgrade a standing system from 6.3 to 8.0?
>  	We do have a few sacrificial systems to try the big upgrade on,
>  but the actual systems are scattered through 3 towns over 200
>  miles. Not a one is just down the hall so it is all going to have
>  to be done remotely.

	Is it possible to have someone swap the hard disks of those
	Because not only are you going to have to upgrade the OS twice,
you're going to have to re-install all the ports.  (OK, you may not
_have_ to reinstall - compatibility libraries exist - but it is
clearly the path of greatest reliability.)
	It's just as easy to start with a clean installation, which has
other benefits as well.

			Robert Huff


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