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    freebsd 4.9-release help upgrading


    i'm trying to isntall kde or gnome and it seems my freebsd is so old that it does not have the files my ports are looking for so what do i need to do so that i can get it all working and upgraded????

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    This is a quick method for getting the Ports Collection using CVSup. If you want to keep your ports tree up to date, or learn more about CVSup, read the previously mentioned sections.

    1. Install the net/cvsup port. See CVSup Installation (Section A.5.2) for more details.
    2. As root, copy /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile to a new location, such as /root or your home directory.
    3. Edit ports-supfile.
    4. Change CHANGE_THIS.FreeBSD.org to a CVSup server near you. See CVSup Mirrors (Section A.5.7) for a complete listing of mirror sites.
    5. Run cvsup:

    # cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile

    6. Running this command later will download and apply all the recent changes to your Ports Collection, except actually rebuilding the ports for your own system.
    Read this http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html

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    You might also want to consider upgrading to something newer than 4.9-RELEASE.

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ting-edge.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    You might also want to consider upgrading to something newer than 4.9-RELEASE.

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ting-edge.html
    Indeed.

    If you must stay in the Legacy branch I would highly suggest 4.11, if you don't care then I would get the 5.4 release just so things are up to date with ports. The turnoff is that Legacy (in theory) would be a bit more stable and possibly more secure.
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