"Raymond Owens" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have a freebsd system which is on a private network, there is no path > to the internet. I am looking for methods to update the system to a new > version level under these situations. Is there someway to synchronize the > sources by burning a CD, without being able to employ CVSsup or similar? > I see how to bring ports over manually and how to do simple kernal option > changes, my question is in regard to going from O/S version 6.0 to 6.1 > or 6.1 to 6.1 stable . Thanks.
You have a number of choices: 1) You can burn your own distro CD and upgrade. There are a number of HOWTOs floating around the internet, and it seems as if the process is getting simpler with each new release. 2) You could burn a copy of the /usr/src that matches the version you want to upgrade to and then copy it from CD to the local machine and do the make build|install process. 3) We run our own cvsup server at the office. Many servers do not have a path to the Internet, but they can access our local cvsup server to do updates. The cvsup server (obviously) needs access to the Internet. The cvsup-mirror port makes this particularly easy to set up. Hope this helps. -- Bill Moran There's more'n seventy little earth's spinning about the galaxy, and the meek have inherited not a one. Malcom Reynolds _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"