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Date:      Thu, 17 May 2007 04:38:02 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        Duane Hill <d.hill@yournetplus.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: amd64 FreeBSD Release 5.5 -> 6.2
Message-ID:  <464BCE1A.4020400@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20070516182846.C34584@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com>
References:  <20070516182846.C34584@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com>

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Duane Hill wrote:
> 
> I have a server that, at first, required 5.5 because of the MTA that was
> running on the server. It no longer is running that particular MTA
> anymore. I need to upgrade the server to release 6.2.
> 
> Is it just a matter of changing the release tag within the cvsup file
> from RELENG_5_5 to RELENG_6_2, removing the contents of /usr/src/*,
> removing the contents of /usr/obj/*, and doing a clean cvsup?

Pretty much.  You don't actually need to delete /usr/src/*, and not
doing so will save you some bandwidth.

You should be able to upgrade the system by a routine buildworld,
buildkernel ... type operation, but beware that you will need to
recompile all of your ports because of potential shlib version 
clashes.  Ports from 5.5 will still work on 6.2, but later trying to
update them piecemeal can lead to misery.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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