Downgrade to 5.5

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Thu Nov 9 15:11:11 UTC 2006

On 11/9/06, Albert Shih <shih at> wrote:
>         I make buildworld & buildkernel on a FreeBSD 5.x server.
>         I make a tar.gz of /usr/obj and /usr/src
>         I tranfert this two tar.gz on my 6-stable server.
>         Untar on right place
>         make installkernel on /usr/src from 5.x
>         reboot
>         make installworld.
Usually when you upgrade from a old version to a newer version, you
are advised to first install new kernel, and then update the userland
with buildworld.

For a downgrade, you would have to reverse that order.  So to downgrade:

           make installworld
           make installkernel

You will still need to remove any 6.x libraries that remain after the
downgrade, as it would cause problems when building ports on the

NOTE: I haven't tested this procedure, so use at your own risk.

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