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Date:      Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:24:57 -0400
From:      Kris Kennaway <>
To:        backyard <>
Cc:        Jason Artz <>,
Subject:   Re: Want to install RELEASE-6.1, have 5.3 disks
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On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 05:49:59PM -0700, backyard wrote:

> I thought if you went to the options in sysinstall and
> go to the part that says Release Name and it likely is
> going to say 5.3-RELEASE change that to 6.1-RELEASE
> and then do an ftp install. You should get the newer
> version of the system. I have used this to install
> 5.4-CURRENT in th past from 5.4 bootdisks. I would
> have to assume it should work for a newer release as
> the distribution is packed the same.

Nope, as the OP correctly states this will often not work.  Your old
release can't know all the special steps required to update to a newer
release (files to not overwrite, etc).


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