Upgrading from 6.2-RELEASE?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 19:01:33 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have gotten custody of an old machine running the aforementioned,
> and it's in production. I can take it down for a couple of hours if
> necessary, but would prefer to have it down as little as possible.
> What are my options for getting it to a supported release - looking at
> the handbook it doesn't appear the the freebsd-update utility will
> work in this case, as it's not 6.3? Can I, for instance, boot from a
> CD of a supported version and do an upgrade, or am I stuck doing a
> download of sorce for 7.0-RELEASE, compiling that, and then an
> freebsd-update to 7.4?

You're probably best off to go 6.2 -> 6_3 then do your freebsd-update
stuff.  I don't think the upgrading from CD works -- at least I've heard
some horror stories.

Adam Vande More

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