On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 10:34:45PM +0200, Vahric MUHTARYAN wrote: > Hi Everybody , > > > First I want to learn Which method are you using When you want > to pass between version For example 3.x to 4.x or 4.x to 5.x . Are you > installing new version to new machine then copy all files ?! >
It's certainly possible to "upgrade" from 3.x -> 4.x or from 4.x -> 5.x, but in practice it's almost easier to backup, reinstall, and restore. > > > My second question is ; in FreeBSD package management is very > good . All ports are installed in /usr/local ... at this moment When I > need to change server at this moment does it enough to copy all > /usr/local directory to the new server ( of course all data , same > kernel configuration on new machine and same /etc/rc.conf file .. ) Does > it work ? Anybody have any experience about this ? > Well, most ports are very well behaved and live inside /usr/local, but not all of them do. Anything that wants to interface to mysql, for example, will have database tables in /var/db...that needs to be backed up of course if that's the case...and there are other ports, qmail comes to mind, that install into non-standard locations. You also can't just tar up /usr/local/ and then untar it hoping that things will work on your new system....you're going to have to actually reinstall them, then copy in the old configs. > > And I wondering What do you do when boot problem like loader , > kernel and kernel.old too ... How do you open OS ? Because in Linux We > can create a disk with mkbootdisk command at this moment We have a same > kernel and startup things in diskette ?!! > > > Vahric > You can make a fixit floppy in freebsd, the directions for how to do so are in the handbook at www.freebsd.org/handbook. :) Josh _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"