Upgrade query

Ceri Davies ceri at submonkey.net
Wed Aug 2 13:42:20 BST 2006

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On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 01:39:40PM +0100, James wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I am currently running FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE and am looking to upgrade to 6=
> I plan to build a fresh install on a new drive and then copy all the data
> from the old drive to the new one.
> I want to try and use as many of my existing config files as possible to
> lesten the amount of system reconfiguration I will need to do to get it b=
> to its existing working state.
> My concern is whether or not I will be able to copy the files in /etc/,
> paticularly major ones such as /etc/passwd, from my 4.10 installation to =
> new 6.x installation.
> Is this possible? Or would I need to run some sort of conversion on these
> files to make them 6.x compatible?

They're all pretty much compatible, but I recommend that you move one
"service" at a time, e.g., users first, then inetd, then ssh, then ntp,
and so on.  Just step through the entries in your old rc.conf until
you're done.

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere

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