Yes, I did it! #Update from #FreeBSD 11.2 to 12.0. First time I did this as binary upgrade. Last FreeBSD #mayor #release #upgrade (years ago) was using
The modern way is much easier, faster.
Full test is outstanding but I didn‘t see any problems during upgrade. BTW is there a way to log all output during upgrade?
Re-compilation of #Lazarus worked although the #sources of #fpc and Lazarus could not be found by the IDE. I got the „docked“ layout which I like more than the „classic“ one. The newly compiled version is installed in ~/.lazarus folder.
So, development with #Pascal/Lazarus seems to work.
Next step: get #Git to work and test one of my projects. Therefore, the #VirtualBox needs access to my privat network.
But, first I will upgrade to #FreeBSD #12.0 - state of the virtual machine is stored.
Yesterday, I installed #Lazarus and #Free #Pascal Compiler #fpc. When starting Lazarus it complained about missing #sources - Which #package is missing? Or do I need to build from #ports (which should have sources).
The #IDE started anyway but I guess, it is not possible to recompile Lazarus - which I usually do to create a docked IDE (all in one window).
#FreeBSD 11-RELEASE in #VirtualBox on #Archlinux (see top line - it is the #Gnome panel or Archlinux). Just learning about configuration and administration of FreeBSD: higher screen resolution, installed Chromium (running with connection to the web), some more #XFCE tools, gksu ...
Next I will try #Lazarus and #FreePascalCompiler #fpc. And of course the upgrade to #FreeBSD 12-RELEASE.
This is of course only for training but on the long term I will try to switch my Laptop fully to FreeBSD.
I tried #nomad#bsd a second time: downloaded the image again, burned the USB-Stick an booted into the setup procedure (this time I made notes). After reboot I ended in something that looks like Xorg but - see attached picture. 😳
Seems something went wrong regarding fonts or font set. 😟
It was hard to kill X, but I managed at the end. And got a console. Hope to find the time to dig into it.
New hobby: personal #Computer #Training. Here doing a portupgrade for #FreeBSD in a #virtualbox running on #Archlinux installed on my laptop 💻. 😎
With the #absolute #BSD #book written by Michael Lucas at hand - it guided me through FreeBSD installation and maintenance the first time in 2002 - and still useful - #Thankyou Michael.