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Date:      Tue, 5 May 2009 16:55:15 -0300
From:      Renato Botelho <rbgarga@gmail.com>
To:        Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>
Cc:        freebsd-current@freebsd.org, Paul Stewart <paul@paulstewart.org>
Subject:   Re: 7.1 to 7.2 upgrade question
Message-ID:  <747dc8f30905051255j79b11662v716c2456c01d2b8a@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <87ljpbwi5v.fsf@kobe.laptop>
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On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Giorgos Keramidas
<keramida@ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 May 2009 09:30:41 -0400, "Paul Stewart" <paul@paulstewart.org> =
wrote:
>> Hi there.
>>
>> As I'm slowly getting used to FreeBSD (again), I recently upgraded
>> three boxes to 7.2-RELEASE. =A0Two of them were running 7.1-RELEASE and
>> one was running 7.2-RC2 ..
>>
>> Anyways, I used freebsd-update to upgrade - in my previous experiences
>> I would have to do a "make world" etc. etc.
>>
>> Which method is most preferred - source or binary upgrading? =A0I don't
>> mind source upgrading but is it really necessary anymore if using
>> freebsd-update on a regular basis?
>
> If you don't need local patches or a custom kernel, and you can use the
> GENERIC kernel configured to match your hardware setup, then it probably
> makes a lot of sense to use freebsd-update. =A0It will usually be much
> faster than compiling everything from source.

I don't know if it's officially supported, but I did an hybrid upgrade
using freebsd-update for the base and building the custom kernel
from sources, it worked fine and is still much faster than build
everything.

--=20
Renato Botelho



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