On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 02:48:47PM -0300, Mario Lobo wrote: > Concerning this, I've "cvsuping" to 6-CURRENT on a dual-core desktop. The > system is running well, but I'd really like to move up to 7. Can it be done > through cvsup from 6.2-STABLE to 7-CURRENT or is it "wiser" to install from > scratch? any upgrade gotchas/procedure ?
It _can_ be done. (I've done it). First, make a list of all your ports (portmaster -L works fine for that). Then csup to RELENG_7. Then follow the instructions from /usr/src/Makefile (the bit about 'upgrade their source'). I've outlined the process below, with my own additions marked with lowercase letters a. Make backups b. Read /usr/src/UPDATING 1. `cd /usr/src' (or to the directory containing your source tree). 2. `make buildworld' 3. `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC). 4. `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC). [steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target] 5. `reboot' (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt). 6. `mergemaster -p' 7. `make installworld' 8. `make delete-old' 9. `mergemaster' 10. `reboot' c. `pkg_delete -a' (delete all your ports) 11. `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore) d. Reinstall all root and leaf ports. Dependencies will then be installed automatically. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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