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Date:      Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:20:33 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Finish upgrading remote server without physically being there?
Message-ID:  <4D6E6E51.8030708@my.gd>
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On 3/2/11 5:15 PM, Ed Flecko wrote:
> Thanks Damien.
> 
> :-)
> 
> Two questions -
> 
> 1.) If rebooting into single user mode isn't obviously a
> requirement...I wonder why so many tutorials, books, etc. tell you to
> do this?
> 

Rebooting single user ensures that most daemons aren't launched, as well
as stuff related to networking and so on.

It's safer but not mandatory per se.

I've done 7.4-PRE to 8.0-REL upgrades just fine without the single user
step, AND the machine came back alive ;)


> 2.) How do I rebuild the ports?
> 

Either you rebuild them by hand, one after another...

Or you install a port that will do this for you, like
/usr/ports/ports-mgt/portmanager/

portmanager -u -l

et voila



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