On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 02:44:43PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote: > Presuming you have a 1 or 2 user system, and haven't done alot of > mods, is there any reason to "upgrade" to 6.2 as opposed to just > "install" it? Of the maybe 10 files I've modified, I have backed them > up elsewhere, and it's fresh in my mind still. The only issues I can > think of are (1) users/groups (of which I again have a whopping 2), > and > (2) installed packages - this could be a problem, as I have no idea > how we (the os) "know" what's installed, and that info may or may not > be deleted on a new install. > (3) sysinstall/label doesn't seem happy about putting things on an > existing slice(s) - when I fubared my 6.1 install it complained about > insufficient space until I deleted all slices on the disk.
No particular reason. It is conceivable that the upgrade might take a few minutes less, but it could actually take more time as well. What you should do if you just do the fresh install, though is still do a cvsup and the build/install stuff. The reason is that it is already some time since the release and fixes continue to be added. So, do a cvsup to RELENG_6_2 after you do the fresh install if RELEASE is what you want or to RELENG_6 if you want slightly more bleeding edge, but still stable. > Anyone care to comment on pros/cons of install vs. upgrade? Seems > this is a relevant time for the discussion. I tend to do fresh installs and then the cvsup myself. It seems to be cleaner. But then, I tend to install a bunch of stuff just to check it out, much of which I find I don't really want. So, the fresh install effectively cleans that all out -- so I can start with another bunch of trial junk (and a few things I end up liking too). ////jerry > > Steve > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"