best overall upgrade from 8.x?

Adrian Wontroba aw1 at
Sat Nov 15 12:54:43 UTC 2014

On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:44:33PM +0100, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> On 11/15/14 05:48, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > I'd wait a month or so and, if no problems that might impact you pop up,
> > I'd go with 10.1
> Uh... is direct upgrade (using sources) possible from 8.4 to 10.1?
> No need to step through 9.x?

Even the move from 9.2 (a near year old 9/stable) to 10.1 (stable/10 as
of about 3 weeks ago) is slightly problematic.

Following the normal upgrade procedure of installkernel and then
rebooting with the userland untouched runs into a problem whereby
rc.conf falls apart with a shower of eval errors, no networking, ...

I do not know the cause.

Fortunately the quick and dirty upgrade approach works for this case.
I did not expect it to (8-)

cd /usr/src
mergemaster -p
make installkernel
make installworld
shutdown -r now

Adrian Wontroba

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