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Date:      Sun, 24 Sep 2006 17:18:32 -0400
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        Jason Artz <jasonartz@yahoo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Want to install RELEASE-6.1, have 5.3 disks
Message-ID:  <20060924211832.GA48175@xor.obsecurity.org>
In-Reply-To: <20060924211224.98572.qmail@web34309.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 02:12:24PM -0700, Jason Artz wrote:

> Is there a way to do a binary install instead of
> downloading all the new sources and compiling them as
> an upgrade?

Sort of.  You can do it by hand if you're careful (the install files
-- base.aa, etc -- are just .tar.bz2 files cut up into chunks which
you can recombine and extract with cat | tar), but you'll need to take
care to avoid overwriting things like /etc that you may care about.

Kris

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