Upgrading 10.3 -> 11

krad kraduk at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 07:49:39 UTC 2016

got this working over the weekend and setup my own custom repo for my
builds, and tested with a few jails. All went well so far, and this is
going to be a much better way to upgrade my low powered kit in the future,
rather than mounting the src and obj dirs all over the place from the build
box. Thanks for the good work.

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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