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

Scott Robbins scottro
Wed Feb 11 17:02:54 EST 2004

On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 01:46:36PM -0800, Gerald wrote:
> --- 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.

Heh, yeah, so do I. Actually, I didn't expect 5.1 to 5.2 to be major. 
Well, I learned something, and didn't even lose much time.  Certainly a 
LOT less major than 2.x to 4.x.  That one would have had me sweating.   



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