Upgrade FreeBSD 8.1 to 9.0 stable release

For upgrading my FreeBSD box i use the binary freebsd-update. Well, i logged as root and i type:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.0-RELEASE
# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install
# reboot

The system will reboot with the new kernel after the reboot, run freebsd-update install again
to install userland components and rebbot

# freebsd-update install
# reboot

You also need to update all packages, type:
# portsnap fetch update
# pkg_version -vIL=
# portupgrade -a

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Author: Ali MEZGANI

My name is MEZGANI Ali. I was born back in 1978 in Rabat Morocco. My interests are Debian Linux , programming , science and music.

1 thought on “Upgrade FreeBSD 8.1 to 9.0 stable release”

  1. Update from FreeBSD 8.0 RELEASE to 9, Requires to update 8.0 RELEASE to 8.1 RELEASE. and then ports. Then run the routines above. Cheers

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