Uprading to 5.X from 4.X
kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Apr 24 18:36:08 PDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:40:19AM +0000, Iain Dooley wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:23:05AM +0000, Iain Dooley wrote:
> >>hi all, i keep seeing comments such as "upgrading across major versions
> >>is not recommended for mere mortals". so what the hell are 'mere mortals'
> >>such as myself supposed to do when we want to upgrade across major
> >Use sysinstall to do a binary upgrade, or carefully follow the
> >directions in the handbook.
> binary upgrade!!! brilliant, i didn't even know it existed. is there a
> section in the handbook on it? i couldn't find one.
I don't know. It might be with the release documentation.
> will there be issues running programs currently installed on my system
> after a binary upgrade?
In general no (if you install the 4.x compatibility package), but if
you're going to keep using new ports/packages then it's recommended
that you reinstall everything (e.g. with portupgrade) to avoid the
incompatibilities that can arise if you mix and match 4.x and 5.x
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