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Re: upgrade from FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE

From: Jake Maciejewski <maciejej@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 04:45:00 -0600

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 17:27 +0800, Bill Hacker wrote:
> 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).

When I upgraded from 4.10, the only thing I noticed was that some of the
changes in UPDATING had already been made.

> 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 agree that binary is cleaner and faster, but if you don't want the
downtime or want a custom kernel or optomizations, you'd have to build
from source eventually anyway.

> 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
Jake Maciejewski <maciejej@xxxxxxxx>

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