How step for ugrade form 4.11 stable to 6.0 stable ????
How step is the same with use cvsup ???
Thanks a lot
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The best, safest way to do this is to back up all your data, do the
reinstall from scratch, then restore your data.
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Upgrade to 5.x first, then to 6.0.
Personally I've done a binary upgrade for all these situations and
a full rebuild of the ports collection after that was done. Long
live redundant services!
> I have Machine 4.11 Stable. Now, I want upgrade to 6.0.
> # uname -srm
> FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE i386
> How step for ugrade form 4.11 stable to 6.0 stable ????
> How step is the same with use cvsup ???
1. Upgrade from 4 to 5 with a procedure similar to
2. Upgrade from 5 to 6 with the procedure
If memory serves me right, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> Directly jumping from 4 to 6 might work similar to the 4 to 5 procedure
> but I've never tried this.
No. Source-upgrading to 6.X can only be done from 5.3-RELEASE (or newer
RELENG_5). So somebody trying to do a source upgrade from 4.X needs to
do it in two steps.
But in general for such a "large" upgrade I'd strongly urge backing up
all data, wiping the disk(s), and reinstalling + restoring. (For what
it's worth, I specifically recommended this in the 5.X Early Adopters
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> If memory serves me right, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> > Directly jumping from 4 to 6 might work similar to the 4 to 5 procedure
> > but I've never tried this.
> No. Source-upgrading to 6.X can only be done from 5.3-RELEASE (or newer
> RELENG_5). So somebody trying to do a source upgrade from 4.X needs to
> do it in two steps.
Yes, but if you look at my 4 to 5 upgrade procedure in detail you will
see that it isn't just a straight-forward "build from source" approach.
It actually uses a rather strange but necessary "overwrite the running
system with new binaries and then rebuild from source" approach. And I'm
still not seeing why this wouldn't work for a direct 4 to 6 upgrade.
This upgrade approach is far away from being pretty and elegant, of
course. But it allows one to fully remotely upgrade a FreeBSD box
without access to the console and single user mode (which was the hard
problem I had to circumvent). And I still think it could be adapted for
a direct 4 to 6 jump, although I cannot recommend doing this approach if
it can be avoided.
> But in general for such a "large" upgrade I'd strongly urge backing up
> all data, wiping the disk(s), and reinstalling + restoring. (For what
> it's worth, I specifically recommended this in the 5.X Early Adopters
Sure, at least if someone wants UFS2 this is the only possibility at all