4.8 -> 4.11 in-place upgrade ?

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 30 06:36:36 PST 2008

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 09:01:40AM -0500, Robin Blanchard wrote:
> I just inherited a remote 4.8 box...Having not used RELENG_4 in eons,
> just wanted to check if it's safe to "live upgrade" (make
> installworld/kernel ; mergemaster) directly to 4.11 (world/kernel
> already built; waiting to install). /usr/src/UPDATING doesn't seem to
> indicate this is out of the question.

It would be best for you to just schedule a time to update the box
entirely to RELENG_7, or at least RELENG_6.  This may take less time and
induce less pain than any oddities which might appear from a 4.8->4.11

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