2009/6/17 Alex Stangl <a...@stangl.us>: > On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 07:04:47PM -0700, SA wrote: >> This article by Colin Percival >> http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/binup.html discusses using >> freebsd-update as a "toaster" for updating an entire FreeBSD based >> distribution, instead of just the base system like freebsd-update normally >> does. Does anyone know where there might be more information on this topic? > > Not long ago I tried using freebsd-update to update from 6.0-RELEASE to > 7.2-RELEASE, > based upon instructions on Percival's blog, > http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2007-11-11-freebsd-major-version-upgrade.html > > It blew away the contents of /boot/kernel. Multiple emails to Percival > went unanswered, and when I later asked about it on this list, the only > response was a suggestion to upgrade via source. (Thanks for the > suggestion, by the way -- I think I'll rather do that to stay up to date > once I get caught up.) > > Based upon my experience and the apparent lack of current support, I > would not recommend using these tools for binary updates, especially in > an automated fashion. If I get some spare time and inclination, I may > try to diagnose what went wrong with the freebsd-update script, but more > likely will end up doing a clean install of 7.2-RELEASE from ISO onto > a new drive, and migrate everything over. > > Alex
Just curiosity, what's wrong with source upgrading? Isn't it miles easier than reinstalling? Chris -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"