Lane wrote: > I'm trying to help a guy with a dial-up connection upgrade/update to 6.X, or > even 5.X. He's on 4.2 and we can't seem to get cvsup to install, nor can he > get the whole "ball-o-wax" download from /usr/ports/etc/etc/ports/ports.tgz > > So I'm thinking he should use sysinstall to do an upgrade.
Correct > I figure he should go to "options" and set the "Release Name," and then just > do an install. But I don't know what is the current "Release Name" for > stable. I tried "6.1-RELEASE" on my system, but that failed. Not correct. > Could one of ya'll who has recently (like in the last several days, or weeks) > downloaded and installed FreeBSD tell me what your "options" menu says > in "Release Name" from sysinstall? 6.1-RELEASE is the correct Release Name, but as you have discovered, you cannot use sysinstall from 4.2 to install it. You've got to download the install media and cut yourself a CD or some such so you end up running the 6.1 sysinstall. Apart from anything else, changes in sysinstall mean that you won't get a kernel installed if you don't use the 6.1 sysinstall. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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