Upgrading very old installation
jkikpole at cairodurham.org
Fri Jul 15 12:44:11 UTC 2011
I'm running a FreeBSD 6.x server that hasn't been updated in about 1.5 years.
FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p8 i386 i386
What is the recommended way to upgrade it to something current?
Should I upgrade it to the most recent 6.x and then to 7.x and then to
8.x? Or should I use a more direct route, upgrading it straight to
the 8-RELEASE branch?
I've been using the cvsup/make method of upgrades for years and only
used freebsd-upgrade once. I'm not sure if either method can handle a
6.x to 8.x upgrade.
I also have a bunch of ports in this server (e.g. apache, postfix,
etc.) Once the OS is updated, should I just portupgrade them all?
Thanks in advance,
Cairo-Durham Central School District
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