[nycbug-talk] update on upgrade from 5.1 -> 5.2

Gerald isptech151
Wed Feb 11 16:46:36 EST 2004

--- Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> However, as I said there were a few mentions on
> google about it, and one
> suggestion was, if this happened, to put in the CD
> and choose upgrade. I
> did so, and that worked, which saved me a few hours
> work.
> Odd that the theoretically less safe binary upgrade
> worked.

We upgraded some 2.2.7 machines when I first got here
up to 4.x by making backups of /etc and
/usr/local/etc/* and doing binary upgrades.

In my limited experience, any major revision jumps are
easier on binary upgrades from CD with good backups. 

I shudder to think what 2.2.7 to 4.X would have been
like with buildworld && kernel && install...etc.


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