Upgrade from 5.4 using freebsd-update?

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Upgrade from 5.4 using freebsd-update?

Postby misschristylea » 01 Apr 2009, 20:47

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.
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Postby DutchDaemon » 01 Apr 2009, 20:52

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.
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Postby fronclynne » 02 Apr 2009, 04:32

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.
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Postby misschristylea » 02 Apr 2009, 13:58

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.
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Postby DutchDaemon » 02 Apr 2009, 14:47

And you don't live in Luxembourg ..
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