Updating from 11.3-stable to 12.1-stable?

Trond Endrestøl trond.endrestol at ximalas.info
Wed Apr 29 22:30:03 UTC 2020

On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:27-0500, Bob Willcox wrote:

> Well, here are the steps that I took to upgrade my 11.3-STABLE system to
> 12.1-STABLE. May not be the best/most efficient but they worked for me
> and I thought someone else may benefit from them.
> 1)  Make a backup of the current system
> 2)  Delete everything in /usr/src, making certin to remove the files and directories
>     that start with a dot (".").

You can combine 2 and 4 in one go:

svn switch ^/stable/12 /usr/src

> 3)  Delete everything in /usr/obj.
> 4)  Download (via svn) the new FreeBSD release /usr/src to be updated to.
> 5)  Build the new world from the source.
> 6)  Build the new kernel from the source.
> 7)  Run "mergemaster -Fp" to update files that may be needing update prior to
>     doing the installworld.
> 8)  Run "make installworld" in /usr/src.
> 9)  Run "make installkernel" in /usr/src.
> 10) Run "mergemaster -iU" do update any remaining files that need to be updated.
> 11) Reboot the system.
> 12) Run "pkg update" to update the pkg database to the new system's level.
> 13) Run "pkg upgrade" to update all packages to reflect the new system's level.
> 14) Reboot the system.
> Bob


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