Upgrading a FreeBSD 7.1 server

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:20:39 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 10:37 AM, Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk>

> On Thursday 15 Jan 2015 11:21:36 Robert Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Is it possible to upgrade a FreeBSD 7.1 server, perhaps a step up
> > process to 8.4 first? We have a virtual server that we prefer not to
> > reinstall all packages.
> Packages are not compatible between major revision levels of the OS

Actually they largely are assuming the compat shims are installed.  pkgs
which include kernel mods like virtualbox aren't so much.  Also pkg_ ->
pkgng can be a little rough too.


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