Upgrading releases?

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 03:34:42 UTC 2010

Hi Jason,

Slack-Moehrle wrote: 
> Hi All,
> I have a system with 8.0-RELEASE and I read that 8-STABLE has ZFS v14 (instead of v13)
> I am trying:
> # freebsd-update upgrade -r 8-STABLE 
> and it does not work. it tried 3 mirrors, all fail and nada.
> Since I am new to FreeBSD, what am I obviously missing? Is there a place that states the releases? Is there an 8.1 or 8.2 out now that has even a new version of ZFS?

Have a look at the DESCRIPTION section of the freebsd-update(8) man page,
which explains why you cannot upgrade to -STABLE using this utility.  If
you wish to upgrade from -RELEASE to -STABLE, the handbook covers the
proper source-based upgrade procedure.


Glen Barber

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