I have 8.0-RELEASE-p4 + few ports installed. I wonder wheather I should update to 8.1.
- How long is 8.0 supported?
- How to update the system? I couldn't find anything about it in handbook.
SOLUTION (based on gvkv answer): I take the liberty of describing all steps I've done at the end:
# STEP 1: Revert to GENERIC kernel cd /tmp wget -r ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.0-RELEASE/kernels/ cd pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.0-RELEASE/kernels/ sha256 generic.* install.sh | diff - CHECKSUM.SHA256 ./install.sh GENERIC nextboot -k GENERIC # STEP 2: Upgrade - part 1 freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.1-RELEASE # Ignore kernel warning. Fix configuration freebsd-update install shutdown -r now # STEP 3: Upgrade - part 2 nextboot -k GENERIC freebsd-update install shutdown -r now # STEP 4: Upgrade - part 3 rm -rfv /usr/obj portmaster -Raf # Rebuilds all packages. If you don't use portmaster use other tool or do it manually cd /usr/src make buildkernel KERNCONF=CUSTOM # Rebuild kernel make installkernel KERNCONF=CUSTOM # Install kernel shutdown -r now