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Date:      Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:34:42 -0600
From:      Bryan Albright <bryana@darth-vader.org>
To:        Charles Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD - <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Upgrade question?
Message-ID:  <20151214223442.GA62362@darth-vader.org>
In-Reply-To: <64EF16E4-3992-40A1-B9E9-1238DEE0F6F3@mac.com>
References:  <20151214204949.GA27984@darth-vader.org> <64EF16E4-3992-40A1-B9E9-1238DEE0F6F3@mac.com>

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Thanks Charles!

I am planning on staying at 9.3 for as short of a possible time as I
can. 

Doing a buildworld/buildkernel/mergemaster ... but wasn't sure if
I should do/have to do a port update between 8.4 to 10.2 -- I've gone
from single major releasesfor years now... this is the first time I've
done 2 major releases in a single "session" and  was looking for
advice it it would be better to upgrade ports at the 9.x step before I
did the OS updgrade to 10.2  

I'm honestly okay with either...

Thanks!

Bryan

On 12/14/15 at 01:59PM, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Dec 14, 2015, at 12:49 PM, Bryan Albright <bryana@darth-vader.org> wrote:
> > Hi folks!
> > 
> > When upgrading from 8.4 to 9.3,in preparation to go from 9.3 to 10.2,
> > does it make sense to do a full port upgrade, after checking
> > /usr/ports/UPDATING (of course?)
> > 
> > Something like a 
> > % portupgrade -a
> > 
> > Between the update to 9.3 and the update to 10.2?  Or can I "get away
> > with" a update from 8.4 to 9.3, then update 9.3 to 10.2, then doa
> > portupgrade -a?
> 
> Are you stopping at 9.3 for a while, or are you moving to 10.2 immediately?
> 
> If you're going to run 9.3 for a while, it's reasonable to recompile the
> list of ports for that version.  Otherwise, jave it be until after
> you've updated to 10.2.
> 
> > (and I'm open to a "better" method of upgrading ports - I've just been
> > using a script to do the portupgrade since 2.2)
> 
> You might find it cleaner to keep a list of ports you had installed,
> (ie, a backup), do a clean install of 10.2, and then reinstall only
> the ports which you know you want.  Restore the ports config and
> anything else under /usr/local/etc which you want to keep around.
> 
> Some of the older ports you had might not be needed anymore-- ie,
> build time deps, stuff which has been integrated or modernized from
> the base FreeBSD, etc.
> 
> Regards,
> -- 
> -Chuck

-- 
Bryan Albright

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a
person's determination...



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