Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-16 Thread Bas Smeelen
On 11/16/2012 08:52 AM, Matthias Petermann wrote:
 Hi Andreas,
 do I understand it right - the default behaviour of freebsd-update will
 be to update a 9.0 system to 9.1 when it becomes available? So this is
 a rolling procedure?

Hi

No it only updates the release you have.
To upgrade you wil have to use -r and specify the release
In other words to upgrade use
freebsd-update -r 9.1-RELEASE upgrade

 I ask this because I could not find a parameter etc. in the man page
 which may influent this, e.g. to limit updates to stay in a main
 release (9.0, 9.0-p1, 9.0-p., 9.0-p12) but don't upgrade to 9.1.
 Kind regards,
 Matthias
 Am Freitag, 16. November 2012 00:25 CET, Andreas Rudisch
 cyb.@gmx.net schrieb:

   On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:46:53 +0100
   Matthias Petermann wrote:
Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it
   possible, to upgrade
from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility?
   Yes, it is.



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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-16 Thread Andreas Rudisch
On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:04:17 -0800
mer...@stonehenge.com (Randal L. Schwartz) wrote:

  Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it possible, to 
  upgrade
  from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility? 
 
 Andreas Yes, it is.
 
 Can I go from 8.3 directly to 9.1, or should I stop over at 9.0 first?

Once 9.1 will be release soon, you will see something like that:
  http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.0R/installation.html

You should of course backup your data. I did an upgrade from 8.3 to 9.1-RC3
recently without problems. But keep in mind that you will have to recompile/
reinstall all installed ports. I usually delete all installed ports before
the upgrade to a new major version.

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-16 Thread Andreas Rudisch
On Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:52:02 +0100
Matthias Petermann matth...@d2ux.net wrote:

do I understand it right - the default behaviour of freebsd-update will
be to update a 9.0 system to 9.1 when it becomes available? So this is
a rolling procedure?
I ask this because I could not find a parameter etc. in the man page
which may influent this, e.g. to limit updates to stay in a main
release (9.0, 9.0-p1, 9.0-p., 9.0-p12) but don't upgrade to 9.1.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-16 Thread Polytropon
On Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:38:43 +0100, Andreas Rudisch wrote:
 But keep in mind that you will have to recompile/
 reinstall all installed ports.

This is not required as long as you install the compatn-1x
port. But as soon as you update some port, or maybe want to
install something new, things tend to break unexpectedly
(especially in library land).



 I usually delete all installed ports before
 the upgrade to a new major version.

The EXAMPLES section of man portmaster has a nice instruction
of how to do this. It's definitely the preferred way for a clean
installation.


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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-16 Thread dweimer

On 2012-11-15 15:57, Matthias Petermann wrote:

Hello,

from a freshly installed FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE I did a freebsd-update 
to bring

it to the latest patch level.

After:

# freebsd-update fetch

I got this message:

WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.
It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to a newer
release within the next 2 months.

What does this exactly mean? Is the whole 9.0 Series approaching EOL, 
or

does this only apply to the initial 9.0-RELEASE _AND NOT_ to e.g.
9.0-RELEASE-p3 ?

Where can I find more information on the planned lifecycles of the 
current

and upcoming releases? Are there any?

Thanks  kind regards

Matthias


Its all on the website,

Current Release Information:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/

Release engineering Information:
http://www.freebsd.org/releng/

Next release information:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.1R/schedule.html

Its running a touch behind (11-12-2012 was target release 
announcement), but I am glad they prefer to do it right rather than on 
time.
FreeBSD 9.0-RElEASE-p4 is actually current, but I believe the p4 
doesn't show up unless you do a build world.


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WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Matthias Petermann
Hello,

from a freshly installed FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE I did a freebsd-update to bring
it to the latest patch level.

After:

# freebsd-update fetch

I got this message:

WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.
It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to a newer
release within the next 2 months.

What does this exactly mean? Is the whole 9.0 Series approaching EOL, or
does this only apply to the initial 9.0-RELEASE _AND NOT_ to e.g. 
9.0-RELEASE-p3 ?

Where can I find more information on the planned lifecycles of the current
and upcoming releases? Are there any?

Thanks  kind regards

Matthias


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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Michael Sierchio
On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Matthias Petermann matth...@d2ux.net wrote:


 Where can I find more information on the planned lifecycles of the current
 and upcoming releases? Are there any?


http://www.freebsd.org/security/

Scroll down about halfway.  9.0 is a regular release, EOL is January 31, 2013.

Alternate releases are extended releases, so 9.1 will have a 2 year
support span.

- M
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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Adam Vande More
On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Matthias Petermann matth...@d2ux.netwrote:

 Hello,

 from a freshly installed FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE I did a freebsd-update to
 bring
 it to the latest patch level.

 After:

 # freebsd-update fetch

 I got this message:

 WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.
 It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to a newer
 release within the next 2 months.

 What does this exactly mean?


Means exactly what it says.  9.0 will soon be unsupported.  Things like p1,
p2 etc are patchsets to a release, they are not a release onto themselves.

http://www.freebsd.org/security/#sup

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Matthias Petermann
Hi,

On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:35:52 -0800
Michael Sierchio ku...@tenebras.com wrote:

 http://www.freebsd.org/security/
 
 Scroll down about halfway.  9.0 is a regular release, EOL is January 31, 2013.
 
 Alternate releases are extended releases, so 9.1 will have a 2 year
 support span.

Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it possible, to upgrade
from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility? 

Kind regards,
Matthias

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Doug Hardie

On 15 November 2012, at 14:46, Matthias Petermann wrote:

 Hi,
 
 On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:35:52 -0800
 Michael Sierchio ku...@tenebras.com wrote:
 
 http://www.freebsd.org/security/
 
 Scroll down about halfway.  9.0 is a regular release, EOL is January 31, 
 2013.
 
 Alternate releases are extended releases, so 9.1 will have a 2 year
 support span.
 
 Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it possible, to upgrade
 from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility? 

Yes.  I have done that from 9.0 to 9.1-RC1 and later RC2.  It takes longer than 
you would like, but works just fine.


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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Andreas Rudisch
On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:46:53 +0100
Matthias Petermann matth...@d2ux.net wrote:

 Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it possible, to upgrade
 from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility? 

Yes, it is.

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Randal L. Schwartz
 Andreas == Andreas Rudisch cyb.@gmx.net writes:

Andreas On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:46:53 +0100
Andreas Matthias Petermann matth...@d2ux.net wrote:

 Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it possible, to 
 upgrade
 from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility? 

Andreas Yes, it is.

Can I go from 8.3 directly to 9.1, or should I stop over at 9.0 first?

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Doug Hardie

On 15 November 2012, at 17:04, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

 Andreas == Andreas Rudisch cyb.@gmx.net writes:
 
 Andreas On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:46:53 +0100
 Andreas Matthias Petermann matth...@d2ux.net wrote:
 
 Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it possible, to 
 upgrade
 from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility? 
 
 Andreas Yes, it is.
 
 Can I go from 8.3 directly to 9.1, or should I stop over at 9.0 first?

For me that was not possible.  My disks were partitioned and labeled when 
FreeBSD 4.7 was new.  The size of the root partition was now too small for 9.0. 
 I had to do a complete install and reformat of the drives to get to 9.0.  My 
root partition was a bit small for 7.x as I had to delete the symbol files to 
make it fit.  

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Re: WARNING: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is approaching its End-of-Life date.

2012-11-15 Thread Matthias Petermann
   Hi Andreas,
   do I understand it right - the default behaviour of freebsd-update will
   be to update a 9.0 system to 9.1 when it becomes available? So this is
   a rolling procedure?
   I ask this because I could not find a parameter etc. in the man page
   which may influent this, e.g. to limit updates to stay in a main
   release (9.0, 9.0-p1, 9.0-p., 9.0-p12) but don't upgrade to 9.1.
   Kind regards,
   Matthias
   Am Freitag, 16. November 2012 00:25 CET, Andreas Rudisch
   cyb.@gmx.net schrieb:

 On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:46:53 +0100
 Matthias Petermann wrote:
  Thanks for the clearification. One technical thing: is it
 possible, to upgrade
  from FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.1 with the freebsd-update utility?
 Yes, it is.
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