On Saturday 30 August 2003 08:58 am, Guy Van Sanden wrote: > How would I best upgrade my 5.0 installation to 5.1? > > I have done binary (CD-ROM) updates on 4.x in the past, but I was > thinking this could be done using cvsup. > > Can anyone briefly say wheter this procedure would be right: > - change default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_0 to RELENG_5_1 > - cvsup the new sources > - follow instructions to buildworld+installworld in Chapter 21 of the > handbook. > > Any ideas how long this would take ? >
It is totally a function of your computer. Since, you didn't provide that information, we can only provide information on our personal systems. I follow current, since I don't think 5.x is up to 4.x release quality at this point. I don't think it is far off, just not quite there. A buildworld, which is the longest part of an upgrade, requires 50+ minutes on my AMD 1600+ with 512 MB of DDR-266 memory and 3 ATA-100 HDs. Having less memory won't affect the build time unless you produce swaping. Having both /usr/src and /usr/obj on the same HD will also increase compile times. The buildkernel probably takes on the order of 10 minutes since it is long enough that I won't sit there to watch and I haven't timed my build script. The installs probably take less than 5 minutes. Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"