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Upgrade to 11 or even -current...

Postby geno_bsd » Wed May 03, 2017 5:00 pm

hey there !

it is possible to upgrade to 11 or even -CURRENT ?

tia !
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Upgrade to 11 or even -current...


Re: Upgrade to 11 or even -current...

Postby kraileth » Thu May 04, 2017 12:23 pm

Of course. GhostBSD is actually FreeBSD preconfigured and with some packages preinstalled, no more, no less.

If you want to update to 11.0, first make sure that you're on the latest 10.3 patchlevel:

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freebsd-update fetch install


Then to can go to 11.0 useing the following commands:

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freebsd-update upgrade -r 11.0-RELEASE
freebsd-update install


As a next step reboot so the new kernel gets loaded and then install the userland part of 11.0:

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shutdown -r now
freebsd-update install


Repeat the last step (reboot once more and repeat the freebsd-update command again) to complete the update.

If you want to use -CURRENT, you cannot update in binary but have to compile the system yourself. However unless you have a good reason to go with -CURRENT, I would recommend against it. You could however try out -STABLE if you want something of a middle ground between -RELEASE and -CURRENT. Feel free to post again if you're interested in that.
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Re: Upgrade to 11 or even -current...

Postby geno_bsd » Thu May 04, 2017 12:34 pm

YES ! i wanna 11 -STABLE . . .

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Re: Upgrade to 11 or even -current...

Postby geno_bsd » Fri May 05, 2017 3:31 pm

kraileth wrote: Feel free to post again if you're interested in that


yep , i´m interested !
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Re: Upgrade to 11 or even -current...

Postby kraileth » Sat May 06, 2017 12:25 am

geno_bsd wrote:
kraileth wrote: Feel free to post again if you're interested in that


yep , i´m interested !


Alright! -STABLE and -CURRENT are built from source. The first thing to do is to make sure that your source directory is empty and then checkout the latest -STABLE code from SVN:

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rm -rf /usr/src/*
svnlite co svn://svn.freebsd.org/base/stable/11 /usr/src


Then you compile the userland ("world") and kernel (in that order!):

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cd /usr/src
make buildworld
make buildkernel


This will take some time to finish, depending on your hardware. Finally you install the system (in reverse order; it probably doesn't matter in this case, but form a habit of it):

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make installkernel
make installworld


Reboot your box and you should have an 11-STABLE system (which after some more work will become 11.1 in a couple of month, BTW.) Have fun!
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Re: Upgrade to 11 or even -current...

Postby macondo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:04 pm

Thanks kraileth, it worked flawlesly from FreeBSD 11.0 to 11.1
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