upgrade from 4.2 to 6.2

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Feb 26 15:55:59 UTC 2016

On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:59:22 +0530, sathiyaraj v wrote:
> Hi,
>   Thanks for the information. Where can I find the precompiled package for
> 6.2? I am just checking some bug fixes.

You can find them here:


Set $PACKAGESITE accordingly for pkg_add to work as intended.
See "man pkg_add" for details.

> (Tcp sync crash fix)So from 4.2 to
> 10.2 is a long journey for me.

It is, but you might have good reasons to keep an older (or
unsupported) version running. However, using the currently
supported version is usually advised.



But with a "new installation after backup" approach the
distance between two versions is "one maintenance session",
no matter what those version are. :-)

> Can you help me to upgrade 6.2 ? If that
> works for me let me think of upgrading 10.2.

Refer to my last post for a broad outline of how to do it.
Basically, it's "backup, install new, restore selected stuff").
But allow me to re-emphasize the importance of a backup. :-)

For more specific information, contact the "freebsd-ppc"
mailing list (as you might run into situations specific
to the ppc architecture).


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