I wish this was an option for me but the contracted machine is in C&W's
network operation center, not mine. I have no access to there machine
besides remote root.

James
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vulpes Velox" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Crucial Servers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 1:37 AM
Subject: Re: Upgrading FreeBSD 3.5


> On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 02:33:34 -0500
> "Crucial Servers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> >     I need some advice on steps for upgrading a very valueble
> >     machine. This machine has an uptime of 393 days. I need to
> >     install a secure version of "curl" this is our main focus right
> >     now. FreeBSD 3.5 ports collection is very b0rked and nothing
> >     works, I tried downloading the cvsup source and installing it,
> >     but now it cant find m3build.
> >
> >     My main focus is getting this OS to 4.9-STABLE the SAFE way and
> >     "Yes" its a contracted machine so its remote. I know there is
> >     going to be tons of b0rked programs when I'm all said and done.
> >     Can someone please explain how to tackle this animal slowly, I
> >     was thinking 4.0 then 4.5 then 4.9.
> >
> >     If I can avoid this all together and install a secured version
> >     of "curl" it would be appreaciated. I really cant find the
> >     source anywhere.
>
> No clue what it would take to cvsup that... but what I would do is
> throw together a 4stable install together on another similar box and
> take care of all the tweakings, data importing, and ect. Then when
> that machines scheduled downtime/maintance/whatever arrivces swap out
> either the drive or the entire machine.
>
>

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