9.0 beta2 & the new bsdinstaller
yanegomi at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 18:15:13 UTC 2011
On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2011, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> More concerns and questions onthe new bsdinstall:
>>> There is no upgrade function. How will a user be able to upgrade to
>>> BETA3 (or RC1?) without wiping out BETA2 installation?
>>> For instance, user might have built many software applications from ports
>>> and not want to rebuild everything.
>> I have the same doubt/question. If I update the system via the ports,
>> do I have BETA3/RC1? or do I have to run
>> # freebsd-update
>> to get the current release?
> The operating system is separate from ports. Source upgrades or
> freebsd-update are used to upgrade FreeBSD, while portsnap and
> portmaster/portupgrade are used to update ports.
>> Also, like is suggested, if I update by any means, I will probably
>> have to delete && reinstall everything in the ports. Is there a way
>> not to do this?
> Ports built for 9.x normally do not need to be rebuilt to continue to run on
> 9.x+1. The ABI is "stable" (unchanging).
But things can change (and have to me on occasion). If you're
absolutely certain that the ABI/KBI isn't changing, then the
assumption is true, but there are some times that ABI/KBI can change
at a later date if you update from RELEASE to STABLE.
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