Three FreeBSD 6 questions
Pieter de Goeje
pieter at degoeje.nl
Wed Nov 1 13:41:40 UTC 2006
On Wednesday 01 November 2006 12:53, SiteRollout.com 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
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.
-- Pieter de Goeje
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