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How to Upgrade FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE to 8.2-RELEASE

The second Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.2 release cycle is
now available. Initial testing of the 7.4-RC2 install images turned
up an issue with the pre-built packages that will take a few more
days to address. For this build only the amd64, i386, pc98, and
sparc64 architectures are available.

An initial set of pre-built packages are available on the DVD images
for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Due to a limitation in the
mechanism used in some of our FTP mirror site infrastructure we are
still limited to a 2Gb maximum file size (we hope that issue will be
addressed before the next release) the package set on the DVD image is
a bit sparse – basically just the Gnome and KDE meta-packages. The
images are also compressed using xz(1) to maximize the compression.

**  Don’t do this on any production system unless you have full and current backups **

**  Make more backups and verify them this time…


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This is mostly automated but the first step will ask you for some confirmations.

Upgrading the  8.0-RELEASE Server to 8.2-RELEASE

prompt# freebsd-update -r 8.2-RELEASE upgrade
prompt# freebsd-update install
prompt# reboot 
prompt# freebsd-update install 
prompt# reboot

check with command uname -a

happy upgrading 8)

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