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Upgrade from 5.4 using freebsd-update?

Discussion in 'Installing and Upgrading FreeBSD' started by misschristylea, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. misschristylea

    misschristylea New Member

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    Is this possible? I only see directories going back to 5.5 when I look in the update/update2 directories.

    If not - is there an easy way to go about this? I've only ever installed Linux/FreeBSD from discs (never an upgrade). I'm a bit nervous.
     
  2. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    IF it is possible, it would be quite Herculean in nature, and probably not feasible. I would opt for a backup of all data, and a fresh install of FreeBSD 7.1 and the ports you have now.
     
  3. fronclynne

    fronclynne New Member

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    Back In The Day(tm) I had an NFS machine that had gone from 5.x -> 6.0 and later from 6-something to 7-CURRENT. It was all fairly trouble free, taking it slow. edit:(I did it via source, though, not freebsd-update, so I'm pretty much wasting space now)

    It's probably MUCH faster (by some 2-3 days), and less apt to cause migranes, to just back-up and reinstall from scratch.
     
  4. misschristylea

    misschristylea New Member

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    Thanks. I suppose this is what I will do. There's not much data on the system to be backed up - so not too much of a hassle other than the fact that the machine is across the country.
     
  5. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    And you don't live in Luxembourg ..