Timothy Aslat wrote: > > Hi All, > > Quick question. Where would I find information on downgrading a > -CURRENT to a -STABLE or -RELEASE? > > I'm just trying to avoid doing a reinstall and re-setup from scratch.
THis belongs on -questions. In general, you can boot from a CDROM of the version you want to downgrade to, choose "upgrade" from the sysinstall menu, and then proceed to "upgrade". It will not install your sources for you (you will have to do that manually). You may also have a number of issues with configuration file data, though it should leave libraries and other things intact. The only other things that should be able to go wrong are any libraries in developement that have not had their version numbers bumped for interface changes, and the boot blocks, which you can deal with by manually reinstalling via the "holographic shell" via a manual run of "disklabel -B" using the installed files by specifying the path to them, prior to the reboot. FWIW, I have, in practice, "upgraded" a large number of -current machines from an October 2000 snapshot to a 4.3-RELEASE CDROM version, with no problem, if locally booted, and with some effort when doing the upgrade from an NFS mounted CDROM over the network (mostly, SSH problems with the pam.conf files when the SSH changed to need explicit pam.conf entries, and not using the generic entries if the SSH ones were missing, as the PAM design documents with which SSH does not comply indicate you should do...). You also have to run the sysinstall from the CDROM, which is not on the CDROM itself, and is hidden in the boot images -- and must be named "sysinstall", because it's a crunched binary. The only other issue is that you must manually copy ove /dev/MAKEDEV and /dev/MAKEDEV.local, and run "sh MAKEDEV all" to get the /dev/random set up correctly, but all this can be done prior to the reboot. -- Terry To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message