Building/Installing DragonFly from within FreeBSD
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sat Feb 16 12:39:03 PST 2008
:Where is the big difference between doing a buildworld, buildkernel,=20
:installkernel, installworld or doing a binary update? Maybe we should=20
:encourage people to do this instead? I even thought the installer had an=
:option. If not, "just" copying over /kernel /modules /usr /bin/sbin and =
:updating /etc should do it as well, right?
Honestly, I think the only 'safe' way to do it is to buy a second
hard drive, install a fresh DragonFly on it, boot it with the old
drive as drive #2, and copy over the bits and pieces of data you
want to retain.
It isn't so much the OS core that I'm worried about, but all the ports
applications one might have. You really want to scrap any ports stuff
and get the same setup with pkgsrc, then copy just the operational
data over. That isn't something an installer can do for you.
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