Recommended Way To Update Old Systems To Current Versions

Tue May 9 18:27:00 UTC 2017

Drew Tomlinson writes:

>  I’m running two boxes with FreeBSD and both have been neglected
>  for years.

	To the degree this is literally true, I join others in

	1) make a list of ports, and port options.
	2) back _everything_ up
	3) scrub the disk
	4) install from scratch
	(2) and (3) can be combined by using a new disk, and keeping the
old one as a permanant archive.
	Technically, it's more work.  But it avoids several minefields,
and you going to have to (re)build the ports (which is the big time
sink) anyway.


					Robert Huff

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