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Fri, 21 Feb 2003
I've recently done several remote upgrades of FreeBSD and wanted to note the procedure since it differs a bit from the handbook procedure for doing so. Still, you must review and understand the details of the procedure here
I use cvsup to get my copy of the stable source. Used /etc/standard-supfile provided with
cvsup to get it going to to update sources to 4.7-STABLE.
Here's the procedure:
The latter steps are what differ from the handbook procedures. You've got to really be careful doing this sort of thing remotely. Especially depending on how physically remote you are and especially with a firewall!
After completing the upgrade, I applied the necessary errata to correct any post 4.7-STABLE security and stability fixes.