On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 9:07 PM, andrew clarke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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.
This weekend I finally got around to trying freebsd-update on 6.2. It is there and works, but it would only update me to 6.2-RELEASE-p11. It told me 6.2 was past its end-of-life date (which I already knew). There was no obvious way to upgrade to 6.3 binaries. I checked the man page and the configuration file too. Maybe the newer version of freebsd-update allows upgrades between point versions? (ie., 6.3 -> 6.4 ?) >> 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). Thanks very much to you and others for putting me on track about how the ports tree works! kelly _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"