I swear I remember reading something on the FreeBSD site saying that you shouldn't just upgrade from 4.x to 5.0, because it's still kind of in the beta stage and some apps might not work properly. Especially on a production server. The suggested way to upgrade to 5.0, was to backup everything on the current machine and install 5.0 from scatch then load from backups. I could be wrong, so find out for sure or just try it, but make sure you backup.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Asenchi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Johannes Angeldorff" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 11:23 PM Subject: RE: Good way of upgrading from FreeBSD 4.5? > Johannes, > > My interpretation of your email is that you need to look into CVSup. Read > this link: > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html > > And when it comes to making the make.conf file, read this: > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvs-tags.html > > These will help you upgrade your entire os without much hassle. You could > also "Google" cvsup and see what you find there... > > Hope this helps, > > Curt Micol > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Johannes > Angeldorff > Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 11:14 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Good way of upgrading from FreeBSD 4.5? > > > Dear FreeBSD:ers, > > I am happy to use FreeBSD for web, mail and applications serving. But > when I come to the question about how to upgrade to a newer FreeBSD > version, I really could need your expertise! > > We have two FreeBSD 4.5 boxes. Both boxes have been installed with > FreeBSD 4.5 from CD, and then tweaked with reconfigured kernels and a > few applications installed, mainly qmail (replacing sendmail), > mod-php, mysql, pico and a few more. Both boxes have around 25 users > each. Both boxes have tweaked settings in /etc/rc.conf and some other > /etc/-files. > > My question is, if anyone can give a hint on how to upgrade safely > from FreeBSD 4.5 to FreeBSD 5.0...? > > If we download FreeBSD 5.0 and install it on our FreeBSD 4.5 boxes, > what will we have to do? Is there risk that all settings, contents > and installed applications will be erased? > > Very thankful for all help on this matter...! > -- > Regards, > Smartnet Sverige AB > > Johannes Angeldorff > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message > > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message