On Tue 2008-11-18 16:47:20 UTC-0700, Kelly Martin ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> With the release of FreeBSD 6.4 imminent, I'd like to prepare for an > upgrade from FreeBSD 6.2 -> 6.4. Have you considered using freebsd-update? From memory, it supports 6.2. > Please excuse my ignorance but in my mind here's what I plan to do > when it's available: > > 1. install / run the upgrade script using CD-ROM media to a 6.4 > GENERIC kernel, reboot > 2. customize the kernel to my hardware (like I did in 6.2), reboot > 3. portsnap fetch update (to get the latest ports tree for 6.4) > 4. portupgrade -ai (to upgrade any outdated ports) I don't think there will be any need to rebuild your ports after upgrading from 6.2 to 6.4. (The situation is different if you were going from 6.2 to 7.1 though.) > Will this work? > > I'm a little confused about different versions of the ports tree. What > I mean is, I keep updating my FreeBSD 6.2 ports tree and have never > had any problems... it just works. I'm assuming the 6.4 ports tree is > a little different and specific to 6.4? No, there is only one ports tree shared between all FreeBSD versions. If you already have an updated ports tree with a 6.2 installation, you can keep using that with 6.4 (or even 7.x). _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"