Upgrading 7.1 to 7.3, use 7.2 as a safe step?

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Fri Feb 25 22:19:31 UTC 2011

--On February 25, 2011 1:39:47 PM -0800 Nerius Landys <nlandys at gmail.com> 

> For me, time can be spared, but errors should be avoided at all costs.
> I have upgraded FreeBSD before, for example 7.0 -> 7.1.  I use the
> buildworld/buildkernel procedure.
> I now have a 7.1 system.  Should I upgrade to 7.2 and then to 7.3, or
> is it safe to go directly from 7.1 to 7.3?

I have upgraded several times across major versions without any problems. 
(5.x to 6.x, 6.x to 7.x).  Each time I simply changed the supfile to the 
version I wanted to upgrade to, fetched the files and rebuilt world and 
kernel.  After those are complete, I run a portupgrade -a to sync all the 
ports with the new sources.

Note that this is *not* the way to do it if you absolutely must avoid 
problems, however slight the risk.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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