upgrading (binary) of FreeBsd 4.10
Right , about one year ago i decided to set up a web server at home and choose to try FreeBsd. Installation went perfect and i'm actually pretty happy with my webserver cause it never crash (really fiew people pass by ...) and even lot's of sudden power supply failure, the system still reboot and always work s fine.
So, it's one year that this machine run but i never had to install new programs. Today, i felt like doing so by installing a proftp server.
I am a debian user and i looked for some synced packages database and a networked binary install which resolve dependencies.
However, while using sysinstall to connect to a ftp repository, it returns "WARNING, can't find the '4.10-RELEASE' distribution on this server...."
It seems the 4.10 is not supported anymore. However, while reading the upgrading directives, it says it is not recommended to cross upgrade....
Do we have to simply reinstall the whole system to upgrade to a new release?
i guess not.
On sysinstall, there is a ipgrade menu, but it's not really clear. It seems the system doesn't knows which packages are installed and it ask me to select packages groups and so on....
I just would like to be able to continue installing programs, and not reinstalling from scratch.
Can i do a binary update to realease 5? at least to 4.11?