Chris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I was going to attempt an in-place upgrade of a light load server > running 5.3 to bring it to 6.1 RELEASE P6 (RELENG_6_1). I read in > UPDATING that going between 5.x and 6.x requires single user mode > which isn't an option on a remote machine (though I can stop > sendmail, bind, popper etc manually but not that which keeps me on > like sshd). I've not taken a machine to single user yet during my > builds but have always had the box in my possession and on my private > net when I've done that. I saw threads even today that left the issue > somewhat up in the air. I still need to protect the machine. Would a > doable jump be to move the machine to RELENG_5_5 remotely or would > that most likely be unsuccessful without going single user? There is > no exotic hardware on the > box. _______________________________________________
Look at it this way. Yes, in most cases, an update can be done without using single-user mode, but what are you going to do if your new kernel doesn't boot? [If you've already installed the userland before that, you are well and truly stuck. So at least make sure you reboot with the new kernel before starting the installworld.] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"