freebsd-update question

Mark redtick at
Thu Sep 9 19:41:24 UTC 2010

--- On Thu, 9/9/10, Murray S. Kucherawy <msk at> wrote:

> From: Murray S. Kucherawy <msk at>
> Subject: freebsd-update question
> To: questions at
> Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1:40 PM
> Hi,
> I'm reading
> in preparation for an update of a 6.2-RELEASE machine in a
> colocation faciilty.  However, that page says 6.3 or
> later is needed to do it via the freebsd-update(8)
> mechanism.
> Are there any references for using freebsd-update for a 6.2
> installation, or am I looking at doing the update from
> source as per
> Thanks,
> -MSK
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Depending on how the computer is used, to bring it up to 8.1 I'd backup data, config files, make a list of installed software and do a reinstall. The time it takes to build world, merg files and rebuild software a fresh install may be quicker than to try the jump from 6.2 to 8.1. YMMV 

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