Would you recommend installing 8.1RC2?
djr at pdconsec.net
Mon Jun 28 13:20:25 UTC 2010
On 28/06/2010 8:37 PM, Antonio Vieiro wrote:
> I'm brand new to FreeBSD. I've got 8.0-RELEASE up and running in my
> main workstation and I'm quite happy with it. Great job &
> I'm eager to try out 8.1, and I was thinking of trying it out on my
> laptop for my daily work (I'm currently running OpenSolaris 2009.06).
> My question is: if I install 8.1 RC2 would it be very difficult to
> upgrade it to 8.1-RELEASE afterwards? Would you recommend installing
> 8.1-RC2 right now or would you wait until 8.1-RELEASE is out within a
> few days?
> Thanks in advance,
Hmm. Well apart from the fact that I can't find an 8.1-RC2 release
(8.1-RC1 is the most recent I can locate) - I'd probably wait a bit -
especially if you're a newcomer like me.
While upgrading should be easy in most cases (freebsd-update upgrade -r
8.1-RELEASE ; freebsd-update install) ... I am having trouble with my
8.1-RC1 x64 VM - fetching files is failing with size mismatches.
To me it appears that either my firewall/proxy, or the web server/fetch
client cannot agree on the transmission of compressed files. I get size
mismatches because the file gets decompressed somewhere along the way. I
suspect the proxy but I haven't been able to prove it yet.
Still, building a test/practice machine on 8.1-RC1 is certainly a good
plan. If nothing else you can validate your port set :)
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