[PC-BSD Testing] Update PC-BSD

t-u-t marshc187 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 05:29:11 PDT 2008

On 16 Oct 2008, at 14:05, A.Yerenkow wrote:

> mac пишет:
>> On 16 Oct 2008, at 10:56, A.Yerenkow wrote:
>>> Eugeniy Khvastunov пишет:
>>>> Hello!
>>>> How I can update PC-BSD 1.5.1 (6.3-RELEASE-p1 i386) to PC-BSD 7?
>>> backup all valuable data and install fresh 7
>> like A Yerenkow said, that is your only real option. there was a  
>> guide
>> on pcbsd forums somewhere
>> by terryP to manually upgrade, but it is a bit complicated and takes
>> much more time. i couldn't do it myself, but if
>> you are good at this computer stuff, don't want to start fresh, and
>> like to learn, give it a go. i don't know terryP,
>> but seems he knows his  bsd and knows what he is doing.
>> roughly you need to upgrade 6.3 to freebsd 7, delete all 6.3  
>> packages,
>> install 7 packages, and turn freebsd
>> into pcbsd from svn.
>> otherwise, like the man said , backup and install fresh.
> or you could tweak USB or full-DVD image to enable additional root
> console, boot, switch to this console, then unpack PCBSD.tar.lzma &
> PCBSD2.tar.lzma to some /newroot
> then manually delete old stuff  (/usr/SYSTEM_FILES, /var/db)
> and overwrite it all. After that copy kernel and be happy :)
> I did such thing few times, boring and long, but not required external
> backup (or second harddrive).
> You could try too, if you want to.
this sounds much better and easier for future ref.

about the kernel, do you mean copy the one from the pcbsd install  
disc? or could you
copy the source tree from the disc and just build it and install from  

this method saves you building the whole kde4. 

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