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Date:      Mon, 4 Nov 1996 23:08:43 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        cyoung <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD upgrade
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On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, cyoung wrote:

> I have FreeBSD 2.10 running now, taking quite some time to set it up and
> config it right.  Now, how do I "smoothly" upgrade it to FreeBSD 2.1.5?
> Or is there such thing as painless upgrade without having to manually
> reconfig everything after installig 2.1.5 from CD-ROM.

Run sysinstall.  Some reconfiguration is necessary but nothing that will
cause major pain.

My usual upgrade guide follows.

On Tue, 27 Aug 1996, Sean J. Schluntz wrote:

> I have three FBSD systems running on my network at this time.  I would like
> to get my Administrative system upgraded to v2.1.5 (The others are running
> fine they will wait until v2).  What is the best way to do this?  I tried
> the upgrade option from the boot disk and got a nice little warning message
> that made me wonder if that was really the way.

Yes.  That is the way.

Quick checklist (which I just wrote last message...):


2)  Boot the new floppy.  Select the 'update' option.  Follow the prompts.
Make sure you MOUNT your filesystems and not NEWFS them.  Select the same
distributions you did originally (but you can skip XFree86 if you
installed it from 2.1.0 -- there are no changes) and any you wish to add.

3)  Hit 'commit'.  Take note of the modified files.

4)  WHen you're dumped to a shell prompt:
	.  Copy services back from your backup /etc.  It's three lines
 	   long now :(
	.  Edit sysconfig and re-config from scratch using your old one as
	   a guide.  It's changed a bunch this time around and it's too
	   much pain to hack in the new changes. 

	.  Migrate any changes you made to rc.local.  Note that httpd is
	   no longer started from sysconfig.

5)  Reboot, recompile & reinstall your kernel, reboot again, and enjoy.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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