Three FreeBSD 6 questions

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Wed Nov 1 13:41:40 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 01 November 2006 12:53, wrote:
> Many thanks for all the replies guys. I used the following method pasted
> below remotely without having to boot up in single user mode and it worked
> fine to upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1/6.2, so I'm sharing with all in case anyone
> needs to do the same.
> However I want to downgrade from 6.2 PRERELEASE to 6.1 as I'm getting this
> message on one server:
> This system is running FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE.
> FreeBSD Update is only designed to track FreeBSD Security
> and Errata branches and cannot update this system
> 1.) Do I need to downgrade to get the latest security updates?
No, to get the security fixes you should upgrade the system to the 
latest -STABLE by doing a cvsup and then rebuilding your system.

> 2.) Can I "rm -fr /usr/src/" to delete everything and pull the latest files
> via cvsup again to perform a clean install of 6.0 STABLE(which is currently
> 6.1)
Basically yes, however there's no such thing as 6.0-STABLE anymore, I guess 
you mean 6.1-RELEASE (RELENG_6_1 in your cvsup file). You cannot use FreeBSD 
Update when you have built your system from source. If you want to use 
FreeBSD Update then you'll have to reinstall the system with a release cd.

Good Luck!

-- Pieter de Goeje

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