Upgrading from 7.4 to 9.1

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Apr 27 16:55:37 UTC 2013

bsd at todoo.biz writes:

>  >> I wanted to know if you would consider updating from 7.4 to 9.1
>  >> directly ?
>  >> 
>  >> Has anyone tried that with success ? 
>  > 	While it is certainly possible, many (myself included) will
>  > recommend a clean install.  Doing so has the following advantages:
>  Well to tell you the truth, the main reason I was asking is that
>  I'll have to visit my datacenter in order to do a clean install

>  as opposed to remote upgrade.

	If you know your hardware, you can build a disk /here/, send it
/there/, and have someone swap disks.  Usually - but not always -
one can simply copy the kernel configuration file and rebuild
kernel+world.  (Read /usr/src/UPDATING before doing so,)

>  Unless someone else tells me that It is a painless rapid update.

	It's painless ... except when it isn't.

		Robert "trust in Allah, but tie up your camel" Huff

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