On 9/8/08, John Almberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> >>>> uname -a >>> FreeBSD ***servername*** 6.3-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE #1: >>> Mon Dec 3 09:46:53 EST 2007 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/ >>> src/sys/INET_ON amd64 >> >> oooh, that is a bit old I think. > > I chose this server as an example, because it's the oldest one. I > didn't install the OS on this server, the vendor did. Not sure why > they chose a prerelease version... perhaps 6.3 was almost ready to go > and they wanted to put us on the 6.3 branch? I don't know. >
I had the same problem, except I was the vendor. Set up a system with 6.3-PRERELEASE for testing, then forgot it wasn't -RELEASE and put it in production. > Anyway, I guess what I should do is patch this to the latest 6.3 > version? > My strategy was to do a source-base upgrade to 6.3-RELEASE, and then use freebsd-update to apply critical patches. Freebsd-update only works on -RELEASE versions with generic kernels, but I find it much faster and easier than trying to do upgrades from source. You also need to keep track of ports that need updating: use portaudit for that. > Or should I go to the latest 6.x version? I am pretty sure I don't > want to experiment with a 7.x upgrade. I believe 6.3 is the latest 6.x version. For now the thing to do is get to an up-to-date 6.3 system. Then take your time figuring out the best strategy for the transition to 7.x. - Bob _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"