Upgrade 6.4-stable to 7.3

Michael Doyle itmngr at cooperationireland.org
Tue Jul 27 14:32:03 UTC 2010

I would like to upgrade a server that is currently running version 6.4  
up to version 7.3
Having looked at /usr/src/UPDATING on a 7.3 machine, I don't see any  
major problems flagged.

Given that I have console access to this machine, and I want to  
preserve the user directories (it's our mail server)
would I be better off doing a source upgrade or a binary upgrade?

In the past, I've usually done a wipe-and-reinstall when moving  
between major version numbers
but I would rather avoid that this time around.

Also, would people recommend staying with version 7.3 or jumping all  
the way to version 8.1 ?

Output of dmesg below:
FreeBSD 6.4-STABLE #16: Mon Jul 26 22:41:28 IST 2010
     root at mail.cooperationireland.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
ACPI APIC Table: <DELL   PE830   >
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2800.11-MHz 686-class CPU)
   Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf41  Stepping = 1
   AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM>
   Logical CPUs per core: 2
real memory  = 1073479680 (1023 MB)
avail memory = 1037283328 (989 MB)
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 2
ioapic1: Changing APIC ID to 3
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
ioapic1 <Version 2.0> irqs 32-55 on motherboard
kbd1 at kbdmux0
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413,  
hptrr: HPT RocketRAID controller driver v1.1 (Jul 26 2010 22:41:10)
acpi0: <DELL PE830> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
acpi_hpet0: <High Precision Event Timer> iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff  
on acpi0
Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 900
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 28.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
pcib3: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 0.0 on pci2
pci3: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib3
pcib4: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 28.4 on pci0
pci4: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib4
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5750 B1, ASIC rev. 0x4101> mem  
0xfe8f0000-0xfe8fffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci4
miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5750 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus0
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,  
1000baseT-FDX, auto
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:12:3f:2a:1a:ee
pcib5: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 28.5 on pci0
pci5: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib5
uhci0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xcce0-0xccff irq 20 at  
device 29.0 on pci0
usb0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xccc0-0xccdf irq 21 at  
device 29.1 on pci0
usb1: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xcca0-0xccbf irq 22 at  
device 29.2 on pci0
usb2: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0: <Intel 82801GB/R (ICH7) USB 2.0 controller> mem  
0xfeb00400-0xfeb007ff irq 20 at device 29.7 on pci0
usb3: EHCI version 1.0
usb3: wrong number of companions (7 != 3)
usb3: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2
usb3: <Intel 82801GB/R (ICH7) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb3: USB revision 2.0
uhub3: Intel EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
pcib6: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci6: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib6
pci6: <display, VGA> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH7 UDMA100 controller> port  
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xfc00-0xfc0f at device 31.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
atapci1: <Intel ICH7 SATA300 controller> port 0xcc98-0xcc9f, 
0xcc90-0xcc93,0xcc80-0xcc87,0xcc78-0xcc7b,0xcc60-0xcc6f mem  
0xfeb00000-0xfeb003ff irq 20 at device 31.2 on pci0
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci1
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci1
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on  
fdc0: [FAST]
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10  
on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xc8fff, 
0xec000-0xeffff on isa0
ppc0: parallel port not found.
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on  
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2800113855 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
hptrr: no controller detected.
acd0: CDRW <TSST CD-RW/DVD-ROM TSH492B/TB06> at ata0-master UDMA33
ad4: 152627MB <Maxtor 6V160E0 VA111900> at ata2-master SATA150

Michael Doyle
Network Administrator, Co-operation Ireland
mdoyle at cooperationireland.org

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