To be completely honest, I don't think it's good "practise" to use cvsup to go from freebsd 4-series to freebsd 5.
I use cvsup all the time to stick to the latest -STABLE branch. Others use the -CURRENT branch. If I were to setup a machine and then decide I wanted to use the new 5.1 I'd probably tarball /etc, /usr/local/, /usr/home and /var/qmail and throw them on CD or something and just start from scratch. Of course this is my own opinion, and everyone will share with you different thoughts on this. I don't know for a fact that using cvsup will break anything, I just go by the fact that it's entirely a new release from the ground up and has many different things. HTH, Sandro > > ALIAS wrote: > > > > i read the manual that came with my freebsd4 package. and i see on > the > > website that there's a freebsd5, i want to use cvsup to update my > system to > > version 5, and i don't know how to do that, the manual doesn't > explain it > > well. can someone help me? > > In the supfile that you use with cvsup, there's a line similar to > "*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4_8". This specifies which version > of > the sources you want to sync to. The handbook has a list of all the > tags at > <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvs- > tags.html> > > But you should also be aware that 5.x (aka CURRENT) is not for > everyone, > you should read the handbook section at > <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/current- > stable.html> > that discusses who should use STABLE and who should use CURRENT. > > Brian > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions- > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"