quick question -- please CC me, i am not currently subscribed to -questions... (TIA.)
i'm throwing together a "migrating from 4.x to 5.x" doc targetted at beginning - intermediate audiences. i say that, because a large part of the doc is an "install" section with a step by step (including screenshots) installation guide. the first thing i address is backing up local customizations to the 4.x environment. things like /etc, /usr/local/etc, databases, etc. my question is, what's the best way to move 4.x packages to 5.x? i'm not talking binaries of course, but reproducing the set of installed packages from data in /var/db/pkg. i've read through the man pages for pkg*, portupgrade, etc... and i'm thinking it may be simple enough to just tar /var/db/pkg under 4.x, restore under 5.x, and then portupgrade the tree. i've tried it with a couple ports and it works, but i haven't tried it with an entire tree yet (more complex, with more dependencies to keep straight). am i headed in the right direction, or is this a "bad idea". :) this is just to get the "same set of binaries" back on the 5.x system, merging configs, etc. is given it's own blurbage. thanks, -mrh -- From: "Spam Catcher" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Do NOT send email to the address listed above or you will be added to a blacklist! _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"