Should I update/updgrade/stay?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon May 31 13:48:29 BST 2004

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On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 01:35:38PM +0100, Grant wrote:

> I finally got round to installing up my server the other weekwith=20
> freebsd 4.9 and today i checked the site and its now up to 4.10 :(

It's not like 4.10 was sprung on us as a complete suprise.  Most of us
had been waiting on the edge of our seats for it for several weeks...
> Question is should i start again on my server with the new 4.10, upgrade=
> it to 4.10 (not sure how) or should i stick with the 4.9?

It's entirely up to you.  4.10 marks a conservative and incremental
change over 4.9.  There's nothing radically new in there -- the
release notes have a good summary:

To upgrade from 4.9 to 4.10 probably the simplest method is to cvsup
the RELENG_4_10 sources and do a 'make world' cycle:

which is actually a lot easier and smoother than it might appear to
the uninitiated.  You might alternatively be interested in:
> The main things its doing is www, mail, NFS and anything else i can=20
> think of...

So you probably want an in-place upgrade (if at all), rather than a
delete and re-install and then having to recreate all of the
configuration for all of those services.  The 'make world' method will
be suitable.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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