upgrade from 4.2 to 6.2

sathiyaraj v sathiyarajmca at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 15:29:24 UTC 2016

  Thanks for the information. Where can I find the precompiled package for
6.2? I am just checking some bug fixes. (Tcp sync crash fix)So from 4.2 to
10.2 is a long journey for me. Can you help me to upgrade 6.2 ? If that
works for me let me think of upgrading 10.2.

Sathya V
On Feb 26, 2016 8:43 PM, "Polytropon" <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:19:33 +0530, sathiyaraj v wrote:
> >    I want to know how to upgrade from FreeBSD 4.2 to FreeBSD 6.2 for
> power
> > PC architeture.
> Note that FreeBSD 6.2 is already EOL. You can still obtain and
> install it, but it's not supported anymore, so installing current
> software won't work (precompiled packages are your only option,
> from the "historic mirror").
> FreeBSD 10 is the currently supported version. Try to install
> version 10.2. Keep in mind that the port infrastructure has
> been significantly changed (as well as the binary packaging
> mechanism) around FreeBSD 9, so neither 4.2 or 6.2 will be
> able to deal with current ports and packages.
> For backwards compatibility, you can install the required
> packages, such as compat{4,5,6,7,8,9}x-ppc. But it's usually
> advised to install current versions of the software you want
> to use.
> > Can you help me to upgrade? if any procedure can you please share.
> For such an upgrade, I'd suggest you first make a full backup.
> Verify the backup. Also make sure you have easily accessible
> copies of any configuration and user data you want to have on
> the new system. Then proceed with a new installation of FreeBSD,
> which probably is much easier than trying an "in-place upgrade"
> here. Finally, adjust the configuration and migrate all data
> back as needed. Check for changes in configuration files and
> adjust settings accordingly.
> This "recipe" should get you up and running quickly. :-)
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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