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Date:      Thu, 12 Feb 2004 22:34:02 -0500
From:      Bob Perry <>
Subject:   Re: Upgrade 4.8-4.9 help!
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Eric F Crist wrote:

>On Wednesday 11 February 2004 06:25 pm, richard wrote:
>>I'm trying to upgrade Freebsd 4.8 to 4.9 using sysinstall | upgrade off a
>>4.9 CD.  All seems fine until it gets to the point where it reports it
>>can't even extract the bin distribution and fails.
>>Does anyone know of a fool-proof way to get this upgrade through?
>>Preferably some idiot-proof instructions I can follow.
>If you have broadband, install cvsup, read the man page on that, and install 
>new sources over FTP via cvsup.  Once you have a correct supfile, it's pretty 
>brainless.  Most of us have some upgrading done via cron on a regular basis, 
>completely unattended.
Would you care to summarize your upgrading procedure which you process 
on a "regular
basis, completely unattended."?  Details not necessary at this time, 
just very curious.

Bob Perry


FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE-p13 0#

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