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Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri wrote:
> Hello Jason,
>
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Jason Slack
>> To: freebsd-stable@freebsd.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 2:25:18 AM
>> Subject: Upgrading FreeBSD Questions
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I am new to FreeBSD, or want to be.
>>
>> I have an HP Media center PC that has the Viiv 920-D processor with
>> 4GB
>>

> of
>> RAM. I hate Windows, but had to sell my MacBook so my Fiance and
>> I
>>

> could get
>> into a new apartment together.
>>
>> I want to try version 7 as it has items of interest to me, but I am
>> not
>>

> one
>> 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
>>

> have
>> to wipe?
>>
>> I apologize, but I am from a Solaris environment and then OS X.
>>
>> Jason
>> --
>> "Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with
>> people
>>

> who
>> are reckless with yours"........Lehrmann (1997)

>
> You can always upgrade to a newer FreeBSD version without too much hassle.
>
> Here are the steps.
>
> csup your src tree to RELENG_7
>
> Then do these steps as root
>
> #cd /usr/src
> #make cleandir
> #make cleanworld
> #mergemaster -p
> #make buildworld
> #make buildkernel
> #make installkernel
> #reboot
> #cd /usr/src
> #make installworld
> #mergemaster -iU (-iU added to automatically install files that don't exist and upgrade those that haven't changed.
> #reboot
>
> mergemaster made it very easy to upgrade, thank you Doug! }
>
> Regards,
> -Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
> Arab Portal
> http://www.WeArab.Net/
>
>
>
>
>
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You should also read /usr/src/UPDATING!
This file is very important because it contains instructions to upgrade
your machine and further information you maybe need.
But don't forget to make level 0 dumps from your system before you
upgrade it.

Chris

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