In <001301c2c0a3$0b5f9190$0400a8c0@toastman>, Jeff D. Hamann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > I'd like to upgrade my system and I have a nervousness about the process. I > would like to upgrade my XFree86, samba, smbfs_mount, Qt, GRASS, etc and > have been trying to do this by cvsup and upgrading one at a time. Is it > better to simply upgrade the entire system to the latest and greatest or > upgrade one at a time? I currently have 4.4 and don't know if 4.7 or 5.0 > would be better. The machine is my company server and if anything goes > wrong, I'd be dead meat, which I'd rather avoid.
The best way is probably a single upgrade. Go from 4.4->4.7. Don't go to 5.0. If all the tools you have are ports, installs the portupgrade port, then do a "portupgrade -af" to force an upgrade of all the ports. If you've installed things that aren't ports, you'll probably want to recompile those if they can be compiled. <mike -- Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message