Upgrade from 2.0.3-RELEASE (i386) to Latest Stable Version (Community Edition)



  • Kindly is it possible to direct Upgrade from 2.0.3-RELEASE (i386) to Latest Stable Version (Community Edition) or must upgrade to 2.1 then 2.2  till the last version?

    Version 2.0.3-RELEASE (i386)
    built on Fri Apr 12 10:22:21 EDT 2013
    FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p13

    Update available. Click Here to view update.
    Thanks



  • in theory this is/should be possible, but there are lots of (community) packages that don't exist anymore that might be installed on 2.0.3 ….

    -take a backup of the config.
    -remove all packages
    -download a clean install image & prepare for the worst
    -attempt upgrade

    if upgrade fails, do a clean install & import config backup



  • Upgrades from any old version config work fine for the base system and any packages that still exist with the newer base version. The upgrade code takes care of any conversions needed of the config.

    So as @heper says, the main thing is to first check for any packages that no longer exist, and remove those.