FreeBSD upgrade from 7.4 Stable to 8.2

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Sun May 22 11:52:05 UTC 2011

Jos Chrispijn wrote:

> Just read that a save upgrade from my current 7.4 version would be easy
> by performing:
> # freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.2-RELEASE
> # freebsd-update install
> # shutdown -r now
> # freebsd-update install
> Are there any pitfalls to this?

I only have done the src methods, but in reading the lists I seem to 
remember people saying the freebsd-update binary approach is only supposed 
to be used with GENERIC kernels. If you have a custom kernel maybe it will 
cause problem? Might be a gotcha to get confirmed by more knowledgeable 
persons than me first.


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