On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 05:49:59PM -0700, backyard wrote: > I thought if you went to the options in sysinstall and > go to the part that says Release Name and it likely is > going to say 5.3-RELEASE change that to 6.1-RELEASE > and then do an ftp install. You should get the newer > version of the system. I have used this to install > 5.4-CURRENT in th past from 5.4 bootdisks. I would > have to assume it should work for a newer release as > the distribution is packed the same.
Nope, as the OP correctly states this will often not work. Your old release can't know all the special steps required to update to a newer release (files to not overwrite, etc). Kris
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