On 2006-10-16 10:45, Simon Gao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have a few FreeBSD machine from 4.x to 5.x. I have asked people how to > upgrade them to latest version 6.x cleanly. > > All I was told is that I need to wipe them out and reinstall. However, > this is not the case with Gentoo Linux. With Gentoo, version release does > not matter that much, you can always keep your system up to date if you > like.
'Clean' upgrades can be done with FreeBSD too. I have installed machines with 4.7-RELEASE and then upgraded them to 5.X, 6.X and finally 7.0-CURRENT a few times. It's not easier (or faster) than a straight installation of a 7.0-CURRENT snapshot from `ftp.FreeBSD.org', but it's certainly possible. > Linux supports more devices than FreeBSD, especially new devices. This is probably true. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"