On Fri, 23 May 2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

On that note, was I given misinformation when I was advised
that it would be impossible to upgrade RELENG_6_2 directly to

Close to implausible, perhaps? That would indeed be the case, unless you
truly are longing for a major workout, either with mergemaster et al, or
both with mergemaster and the ports. The former case, which assumes you
don't have many ports installed, is often a no-brainer: install a fresh
system. The latter case may be somewhat more complicated: install a fresh
system for the least effort on your side, or go the update route if you need
to keep your system up and usable during the process.

I didn't really understand that and I don't understand why I am a bad
person for spamming my idiotic thoughts on the matter, but in any case
this is moot because I am up an runing RELENG_6_3 and making kernel
after editing the stable-supfiles RELENG_6_3 to RELENG_7 let's all
cross our fingers that communication has just happened.

I should note that I always took the update trail, and never regretted it
afterwards (well, if only so slightly). For instance, my workstation lived
through 5.2.1-R, 6.2-R, RELENG_6, and finally RELENG_7, all with the aid of
cvsup. The process is straightforward, well-designed and easily executed
(thanks to the developers), but problems often pop-up with ports
(especially such messy ones as Gnome, etc) which take lots of time to

I am feeling better about cvsup and even mergemaster nowadays. Thank
you very much for your support.

So, in summary, a sane person should probably go with clean system update.

Is that what I am doing? Umm.. maybe not.  I have all these errors that
I don't understand and that people ignore but I have a browser and
a terminal, so I feel like a functioning pile of carbon compounds.

P.S.: whoever replies next, it's safe to drop hackers@ from CC: anytime now

Naaaaah.. hackers needs the publicity!

   Kayven Riese, BSCS, MS (Physiology and Biophysics)

[SorAlx]  ridin' VS1400

  Kayven Riese, BSCS, MS (Physiology and Biophysics)
  (415) 902 5513 cellular
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