Uprading to 5.X from 4.X
mail at iaindooley.com
Sun Apr 24 18:45:10 PDT 2005
Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 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
i see, i've just been through a bit of three day nightmare trying to portupgrade everything (install errors aplenty ... see my email on the freebsd-questions list).
maybe i'll hold off for a little while. it's such a pain having to wait for everything to build from source. kde takes forever, so you leave the house but when you come back there is one of those configuration options screens for some obscure package with bunch of options like "Enable Lib GSSD Compatibility" that mean absolutely nothing to me. meanwhile i can't use my PC.
maybe i should be using pkg_update instead?
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