Upgrading 10.3 -> 11

krad kraduk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 09:47:11 UTC 2016

excellent, so its a soft introduction then by the looks of things.
Presumably with a view to a fully fledged implementation for 12?

On 22 July 2016 at 10:43, Matthew Seaman <matthew at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 07/22/16 10:10, krad wrote:
> > Hi, as 11 is getting closeish to release is there anything special we
> need
> > to do in order to upgrade from 10 -> 11. I usually use the makeworld
> > method, but I heard that in 11 the base os would be packaged in a
> different
> > way using pkgng. I cant find any hard  information on this though, so
> > currently is just looks like a normal makeworld type upgrade will work
> with
> > all the normal caveats. Am I correct in my thinking?
> Assuming you're talking about running 11-STABLE, then yes, a normal
> makeworld cycle will get you upgraded to 11.0 -- plus all the extra bits
> needed for a major version upgrade, like reinstalling all your ports so
> they link against the new shlibs in the updated system.
> If you want to run 11.0-RELEASE, once it comes out, you can use
> freebsd-update(8) to upgrade to it.
> Packaged base is coming, but it's not going to be in place for
> 11.0-RELEASE.  Current plans are it will go live with 11.1-RELEASE, and
> there will be detailed instructions on how to manage the 11.0-RELEASE
> (freebsd-update) to 11.1-RELEASE (PkgBase) transition at that time.
> If you'ld like to help testing and developing base packages, subscribe
> to the freebsd-pkgbase at freebsd.org mailing list and start by following
> the instructions at https://wiki.freebsd.org/PkgBase
> At the moment though, all the PkgBase stuff is entirely voluntary -- you
> can choose to opt in if you want.  There's no expectation that 11.0
> systems will have base system packages registered, and you can manage an
> 11.0 system exactly as you have previously been managing earlier system
> versions.
>         Cheers,
>         Matthew

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