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Re: upgrade from FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 17:27:17 +0800

Janet Sullivan wrote:

Are there any known issues upgrading from FreeBSD 4.11 to Dragonfly, or should the instructions at http://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/upgrade-freebsd.cgi still work just fine?

4.10 and later have a progressively increasing number of 5.X'ish backports included. (I run 4.9 thru 4.11-STABLE).

I do not know if those steps will still work without further ado, but I can say that if you can do so, a 'clean' DragonFlyBSD install from ISO, newfs and all, is *very much* faster - and very trouble-free.

I can have DragonFlyBSD up from ISO, then thru binary (pkgsrc) installation put on my httpd, Squid, Zope/Plone, PostgreSQL, MTA, IMAP/POP, and (when wanted), even X with GNOME and/or Xfce-4, in less time than the 'make' cycle can do the kernel and world alone.

So far, SpamAssassin and the latest Exim are all that I have had to build from ports. pkg_add -rv {whatever} did the rest painlessly.

Installation of the dports, followed by a cvsup to latest FreeBSD ports tree, adding portupgrade, and using it on the few that portaudit complains about then gets you about as current as can be (some pkgsrc are not the latest).


Bill Hacker

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