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On Wednesday 21 January 2004 02:32 pm, David LeCount wrote:
> I have what is proving to be a difficult challenge. My
> friend wants to start using FreeBSD. Unfortunately the
> latest disc I have is 4.3, and I don't have easy
> access to broadband, so obtaining a newer iso is
> unlikely in the near future. Well I've been gradually
> upgrading mine and it's currently using 5.2. So I
> figured I'd try the routine the handbook gives on
> upgrading multiple machines. I installed 4.3 on his,
> and then I made buildkernel and buildworld on mine,
> and copied /usr/src and /usr/obj to his. But when I
> try to install anything on his, make crashes
> immediately saying it made an invalid system call. In
> fact, I can try make buildworld and buildkernel and it
> does the same thing. I tried making other makefiles I
> found on the hard drive to test make, and it worked
> fine. Yet it crashes immediately for any targets in
> /usr/src. I really don't want to be defeated, so can
> anyone help a bandwidth handicapped FreeBSD fan? Many thanks.

In short - the upgrade from 4.3 to 5.2 is near impossibe. Not for the faint of 
heart. I was hard-pressed to get things on track from 4.9

In any event, good luck ... You'll need it.

- -- 
Best regards,
Chris
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