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Upgrading FreeBSD remotely

It can be best to upgrade FreeBSD in an offline state, but if you do it online, you can do it like this:

# csup -g -L 2 -h cvsup5.us.freebsd.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile
# cd /usr/src
# make buildworld
# make buildkernel
# make installkernel
# make installworld
# shutdown -r now