Upgrading from 6.2-RELEASE?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Oct 19 19:50:02 UTC 2011

On Oct 19, 2011, at 12:45 PM, Kurt Buff wrote:
>> You can do either.  However, it's probably easier to just download and burn the 7.4 or 8.2 image, and do an upgrade directly than it would be do upgrade via source to 7.0-RELEASE and then try freebsd-update.
> Gotta love conflicting answers from you and Adam

Well, you did ask for opinions.  They tend to not be conflict-free.... :-)

I haven't had problems doing a reinstall from a new ISO image to update a FreeBSD box which was more than a major release out of date.  But, I was at pains to verify that I had complete backups and time to rollback if needed, and I also made sure to rebuild all of the ports after doing the OS reinstall/upgrade.

> I've got an ISO of 7.4. I think I'll do a dump of my data to a remote
> machine, do the update, and see what that gets me.



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