On 05-Jul-2004 Mark Jayson Alvarez wrote: > Hi, > I only have a 4.9 cd and to upgrade to 4.10 or later > versions, first, I install the sources from my 4.9 cd > and then I use cvsup. Same as with FreeBSD Handbook > and Ports. > > Question: > > In upgrading to a higher version of FreeBSD(e.g; 4.9 > to 4.10) using cvsup, and I burned the contents of my > upgraded /usr/src to a cd, if my system crashes, will > makeworld work if I copy the contents of the cd into a > fresh /usr/src directory? > > Same as with FreeBSD Documentation(/usr/doc/en...) > and /usr/ports.
Sure, why wouldn't it? > Or does it always have to be done as is? If by "as is" you mean with a source tree that matches your currently installed version, then the answer is no. Think about it. How would you ever be able to upgrade a system via sources if this were the case? > ...because one time, my freebsd crashed and I really > had a hard time fixing it and I end up re-installing > the whole system and running a very long cvsup process > again. We all have our share of "war stories", I'm sure. You make mistakes, you stumble around a bit, you learn. Right? -- Conrad J. Sabatier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> -- "In Unix veritas" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"