On 12/11/06, Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Chad Gross wrote: > First I would address the first question. Only you can really answer > whether > or not there is a benefit. Is there a specific need (e.g. software/hardware > support) for you to upgrade? If not then I would recommend against the > upgrade. If yes, I why not move to 6.x? I have been running FBSD since > 4.0and have run every revision since and would not suggest using > 5.x. Either stick with 4.x or move to 6.x based on your requirements. > > To answer your second question, the best place to look for help is the > handbook ( > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html ). > Also make sure to read /usr/src/UPDATING as this may contain special > instructions. It is a general rule of thumb to do a clean install between > major revisions though. I have personally done them with success, but would > not recommend doing it on a production server if it is your first time > doing > one (as it sounds to be). Stick to upgrading between minor revisions until > you are familiar with the build/make process. Also these mailing lists > are a > great resource for help as is http://www.bsdforums.org/ (and a few others, > use Google). > > Finally, as mentioned above, from personal experience it is best to stick > with a clean install between major revisions. > > Good luck again, > > Chad >> Bad way to look at things, given that 4.x isn't supported >>anymore by the FreeBSD group; so anything either userland or core system >>related that needs to be upgraded due to a security or performance issue >>would require an upgrade anyhow.. >> You should run at least 5.x, but it's highly recommended that >>you go to 6.x, due to performance improvements and the fact that you >>won't have to source upgrade your system again for a lot longer period >>of time (than if you moved to 5.x). >> The only issue is that you don't have direct access to the machine. >>- -Garrett
I apologize, I didn't realize that 4.x was no longer supported (I thought RELENG_4 was still getting commits). In that case, I would make the move to 6.x being that 5.x wasn't exactly the best release performance-wise and it will be moving out of support sooner too. Chad _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"