Jerry McAllister wrote:
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 03:38:18PM +0000, Robin Becker wrote:


What you want to do is a cvsup (Mathew Seaman recently pointed out csup
that is supposed to be part of the system, but I don't seem to have it
on the machine I am presently on running 6.1) so you would have to install
cvsup from ports (/usr/ports/net/cvsup  or  /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui)
if you need it.

You seem to be suggesting just what I wish to avoid ie all the trouble of a complete system compile and install with a full ports rebuild. Rather than the src build I would prefer a complete dump and iso reinstall.

I looked further into the binary update script and it seems pretty comprehensive. I still expect to go through my ports rebuild, but perhaps I wouldn't need to copy my files back. Even so I see comments in the 6.0-6.1 like

"# XXX For some reason, /usr/lib/ had its version bumped.
# XXX Leave behind the old version just in case."

so we end up with some minor cruft left lying about. If the ports need to be rebuilt anyhow, I think I prefer to start from scratch.

I just posted a basic rundown on doing this (but with slightly different
numbers) just a couple days ago.   You might want to check the questions
archive.    Briefly, you install cvsup (if not already installed); run
the cvsup (or csup if you have it) using a supfile set for
  *default tag=RELENG_6_2
(I will append my working supfile at the end.  It is a simple one)
Then build and install everything.
Do this stuff in a script(1) session to preserve messages and warnings.

  cvsup -g -L 2 /etc/supfile62

.......good stuff elided
Robin Becker
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