FreeBSD upgrade from 7.4 Stable to 8.2

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Sun May 22 13:20:09 UTC 2011

--As of May 22, 2011 11:30:57 AM +0200, Jos Chrispijn is alleged to have 

> 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?

--As for the rest, it is mine.

That's a supported upgrade, so it should work fine.  If you want to 
double-check anything, you could get the source for 8.2-RELEASE and read 
src/UPDATING.  Note that most of those issues should be taken care of by 
the above process, but it will give you an idea of what major changes have 
been made that you should be aware of.

I would of course do a backup before any major upgrade.

Daniel T. Staal

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