Upgrading 2.1R -> 2.1.5R

Upgrading 2.1R -> 2.1.5R

Post by Eugene Radchenk » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Hi people!
I am considering switching to the 2.1.5 version. However, as I am
relatively new to FreeBSD, I wonder what exactly is involved in the switch?
I suppose you can't just run SETUP and be done as in Windows?
Should I copy /usr and 'make; make install' everything or what?

      Thank you in advance                   Genie

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Upgrading 2.1R -> 2.1.5R

Post by James Rayna » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00




>I am considering switching to the 2.1.5 version. However, as I am
>relatively new to FreeBSD, I wonder what exactly is involved in the switch?

Make the boot floppy, boot and select the upgrade option.  (First
make a backup of the files in /etc, as I've heard reports that
sysconfig didn't get updated correctly).

Quote:>I suppose you can't just run SETUP and be done as in Windows?

No, but you don't have to read all those "now would be a really
good time to fill in your registration card" popups...

Quote:>Should I copy /usr and 'make; make install' everything or what?

Not unless you have a lot of bandwidth and a *lot* of spare time :-)

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