Recommended Way To Update Old Systems To Current Versions

RW rwmaillists at
Wed May 10 13:11:52 UTC 2017

On Tue, 9 May 2017 16:57:09 +0000
Drew Tomlinson wrote:

> I’m running two boxes with FreeBSD and both have been neglected for
> years.  One is running 9.1-RELEASE-p1 and the other is running
> 10.0-RELEASE.  I like to upgrade both to the current version of 11
> and upgrade all the ports as well.  I’ve used FreeBSD since version
> 4.x and am used to downloading source, running make kernel and make
> world,  and then running portupgrade to force upgrades of all
> installed ports.  However it appears I am so out of date that I can’t
> follow that process anymore.  Something to do with a change in
> 20170117 that won’t allow unsupported systems to build ports?
I don't see your problem, that doesn't stop you updating world, once
you've updated world you will have a supported system for building

> So what is the recommended way to upgrade?  Binary first?

I'd stick to what I know IIWY. 

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