[Fwd: Updating a minimal install]

Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Wed Aug 27 00:07:26 UTC 2008

With all of the activity of installation, upgrades et-al on this list, 
I've forwarded my own message from -questions over to here.

As much as I hate to cross-post, I realized right away that -stable 
would be better just after I sent it this afternoon. -questions not cc'd.

One more thing:

# sed s/7.0/RELENG_7/g

-------- Original Message --------

Hi all,

I have minimal (base) system of 6.2 that I run entirely from thumb
drive. It has nothing extra (man pages etc).

This system needs to be upgraded to 7.0.

Is there an easy way to upgrade this installation so that ONLY the
information that is currently installed is upgraded? I don't want
anything additional installed during the upgrade.

I'm certain that by default a make buildworld/installworld will install
too much.

Will a binary upgrade 'do the right thing'?


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