[nycbug-talk] 5.1 -> 5.2 upgrade

Mikel King mikel.king
Sun Feb 8 15:34:28 EST 2004


I've heard mixed results abound. My buddy Pete over at Mozdev did a 
binary upgrade from 5.1 to 5.2 and it was all good, supposedly his 
production boxes are all happy.

There've been a few reports though of stability issues from other camps, 
I think there was a slightly negative article on /. recently but then 
again that's no surprise, and from what I remember the issues were 
mostly regarding wifi cards. Personally I am waiting for a seriously 
compelling reason to move my boxes from 5.1 to 5.2. If this is 
production work that you can't run 4.x for then I recommend sticking to 
5.1 and waiting for 5.3. Also keep in mind I've heard tell that there 
may be a 5.2_1 update to fix some of the booboos.

Scott Robbins wrote:

>I did a few test upgrades of 5.1 to 5.2 without any problems.
>Then, when I did it on a couple of boxes that I actually use, it died
>during installworld
>Doing some googling indicated that there are some library compatibility
>issues, however, the problem seems infrequent--that is, on forums and on
>google I found a few instances of the same problem, but no one seemed to
>have a certain solution.
>I have one totally non-critical server at work where I'm planning to do
>it again.  :)  Although, if worst comes to worst and I have to
>reinstall, it's not a problem, I'm just wondering if anyone has run into
>this and come up with a solution. The only thing I've found mentioned
>that I hadn't done was before doing buildworld do make make.  
>Anyone run into this, and if so, any ideas why it sometimes works and
>sometimes hasn't?  The other things I've found mentioned as
>possibilities didn't apply--I have COMPAT enabled in the kernel, I do
>buildworld then build and install kernel, reboot in single user mode and
>do mergemaster -p before doing make installworld.
>Thanks for any answers.  
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