Upgrading from 6.2-RELEASE?

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 20:48:45 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:49, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> 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.... :-)

Well, I *actually* asked for free technical assistance, but I know
that the same maxim applies. ;-o

> 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 more than a major release out of date.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.

That is also definitely part of the plan...

>> 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.
> OK.

Thanks for your help!


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