Re: Upgrading FreeBSD Questions
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On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 10:36:27AM -0500, Bruce Burden wrote:[color=blue]
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 04:25:18PM -0700, Jason Slack wrote:[color=green]
> > I want to try version 7 as it has items of interest to me, but I am not=[/color][/color]
> > to continually wipe and reload my machine, can you upgrade from the test
> > releases of 7 available now to the final release when ready? Or do you =[/color][/color]
> > to wipe?
> From ports, you install "cvsup" and you can keep your ports
> and OS source up to date.[/color]
No need to do that anymore. A replacement for cvsup called csup is in
the base system in 6.x.
> The last time a full install was preferred was going from
> the 5.x release to 6.x, I believe, due to differences in GCC 3.x
> and GCC 4.x. So, it rarely happens.[/color]
Version 6.x still uses gcc 3.4 as the system compiler. It is 7.x that
uses gcc 4.2. I've performed a source upgrade from 6 to 7 without problems.
I did however remove all ports and reinstalled them from scratch, to
clean out all the ports cruft.
There is also some interesting advice about cleaning up your system
after a source upgrade in /usr/scr/Makefile.
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