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Date:      Tue, 19 May 2009 20:41:09 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        Kjell Bristrand <homebell@kth.se>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Upgrading 6.4 to 7.2 with gmirror
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Kjell Bristrand wrote:
> I am about to finally go for the 7.x line, but am a little hesitant.
>=20
> My concern is whether it will cause any problems to do a source upgrade=
 from
> 6.4 (patched to 6.4-RELEASE-p3) to RELENG_7_2 on a gmirror install (/, =
/usr,
> /var, and /tmp).
>=20
> Can I go directly to RELENG_7_2? Would it work having / on the gmirror?=
 Is
> there anything else specific I should think about?
>=20

Fear not: you should be just fine.  I've done similar upgrades a number o=
f
times without any trouble.  Having / on a gmirror won't be any bother -- =
gmirror
in 7.2 is either identical to gmirror in 6.4 or it groks the older versio=
n
and will transparently update itself.

Sure you can start with a 6.4 box, cvsup to RELENG_7_2, do the usual=20
build{world,kernel}, install{kernel,world} thing (to grossly oversimplfy =
the
excellent instructions in the Handbook and /usr/src/UPDATING) and you'll =
end
up with a 7.2-RELEASE system happily chugging along. =20

Or, if you are a freebsd-update user you can just follow the instructions=
 here:

  http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2007-11.html

Remember that because it is a major version upgrade you will need to reco=
mpile
all your ports for the sake of your future sanity, if nothing else.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

--=20
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
                                                  Flat 3
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey     Ramsgate
                                                  Kent, CT11 9PW


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