On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:39:57PM +1300, Richard Stevenson wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I've got a couple of FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE boxen on the network, and I
> rather think I need to upgrade them (I'm thinking 5.2.1-RELEASE as the
> target).  Can I *safely* do this using cvsup/make buildworld/make
> buildkernel/make installkernel/boot -s/make installworld?  After taking a
> backup, of course...  I just can't see any mention of 5.0 -> 5.2 in
> src/UPDATING, or the release notes, or anything like that.

It's supposed to work, but that upgrade path is probably not
frequently tested.  It might be quicker to do a binary upgrade with
sysinstall.

> Is such a course likely to cause any major breakages in installed ports
> (specifically Apache, rt, mailman)?  Trying to do this with minimal
> disruption, since both servers are in production.

Yes.  You'll likely have to rebuild all your ports to deal with
various binary incompatibilities.  Sorry, but that's one of the
reasons why previous 5.x releases have been labelled "Not a Production
Release" :-)

Kris

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