Upgrading from FreeBSD 4.10 to 8.1?

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Jan 6 16:27:39 UTC 2011

patrick writes:

>  I know this is a bit crazy, but is there any opinion as to
>  whether a binary upgrade using an 8.1 CD would work to upgrade a
>  system running 4.10? Normally I would want to do a fresh install,
>  but it's at a remote client site where it's not going to be easy
>  to do it that way, and I'm going to need to guide someone less
>  experienced through the install/upgrade process.

	While this may not be an option, my preference would be to
1) build a new machine, 2) install 8.1, 3) install the apps and
data, 4) test thoroughly, then 5) ship the result to the remote
location.  Anything else is likely to be too painful for words.

				Robert Huff

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