Having done this several times before, I highly recommend downgrading
via binary package.
Back up your system first!
Get your 4.4 CD, throw it in the drive, and see what happens.
As a rule this is not guaranteed to work, but if it doesn't then a
downgrade from source certainly won't. I believe (knock on wood) that
the filesystems between 4.4 and -current are in sync, so you'll
probably be OK.
You will, of course, have to reinstall every single program on the
system. Enjoy. :)
On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 12:36:18PM +0000, John wrote:
> Hello List
> Is there a guide or a how-to showing how to downgrade from a
> 5.0-CURRENT snapshot to 4.4-STABLE without having to blat the system and
> start again? The reason 5.0 is on there is because only 5 had support for
> the promise udma 100 tx2 card, but now that 4.4 has it, i would like to
> downgrade. Any help or pointers how to accomplish this welcomed. If I have
> to blat the system, I guess I have to do it but it is the least favoured
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