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Renato Botelho wrote:
| Hi all,
| I have a box running FreeBSD-5.2.1-RELEASE-p9, and I have a jail
| running on this machine, all works fine.
| When FreeBSD-5.3 releases, I want to upgrade my box to this version,
| how must I proceed to upgrade my box and my jail to new version?

You will have to sync your source using cvsup(1) to the apropriate
branch which I guess will be RELENG_5_3.

General instructions on how to sync your source to the new release and
how to recompile and reinstall your system are located in the FreeBSD
Handbook at: <http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/cutting-edge.html> and

Some tips for updating your jails can be found at

You should definitely back up your entire system before updating. It's
also probably advisable to disable all additionally installed software
before booting the new version. There seem to have been a lot of changes
which may break your current binaries. So after you upgrade the system,
a portupgrade -fa may be in place.

And be sure to have a look at /usr/src/UPDATING after syncing your source.

I would break this all up into the following

1. backup
2. rebuild steps, including cvsup, buildworld etc
3. disable all ports and jails
4. install steps, including install{kernel,world} and mergemaster,
reboot etc
[see if it works]
5. jail updating steps

Hope this helps,
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