Is it possible to update from CURRENT to RELEASE ?
amutu at amutu.com
Tue Apr 18 10:14:20 UTC 2017
setenv UNAME_r 10.3-RELEASE
freebsd-update -r 11.0-RELEASE upgrade
2017-04-18 18:10 GMT+08:00 Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de>:
> On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:52:01 +0000, Manish Jain wrote:
>> > On 18/04/2017 08:05, Manish Jain wrote:
>> >> I am running FreeBSD 12-CURRENT (amd64) for experimental purposes.
>> >> I noticed at the time 11-RELEASE was announced that FreeBSD documented
>> >> how to use freebsd-upgrade to update from 10.x to 11.
>> >> I wish to find out whether it would be possible, when 12-RELEASE is
>> >> available, to move from CURRENT to RELEASE ?
>> > I'm pretty sure this will be possible, but the mechanism will almost
>> > certainly have changed. By the time 12-CURRENT becomes 12.0-STABLE I
>> > expect that we will have moved onto packaged base.
>> > You can already build a packaged 12-CURRENT. See
>> > https://wiki.freebsd.org/PkgBase for details.
>> > Given that, the essentials of the process to upgrade to 12.0-RELEASE
>> > would be to add a repo.conf that points at the standard 12.0-RELEASE
>> > repository, and then type 'pkg upgrade'
>> Incidentally, is this fairly weird-looking hack possible : move from
>> 12-CURRENT to 11.1-RELEASE ?
> That is something you'd probably do from source. That kind of
> downgrade should be possible that way. Check out the sources
> for FreeBSD 11.1 and follow the instructions in the comment
> header of /usr/src/Makefile. However, I don't exactly know
> if "make delete-old" does what it says on the can, maybe it
> should read "make delete-new"... ;-)
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