Why can't on install packages for 5-current on 5-release?
kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Oct 23 23:52:54 PDT 2004
On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 07:12:02PM +1300, Ben Washington-Yule wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm beginning to understand the diffs between -STABLE, -CURRENT and
> RELEASE but I have a question regarding packages. I am using
> 5.2.1-RELEASE, and "pkg_add -r mozilla" installs version 1.5 or
> thereabouts of mozilla, 1.7 being the latest stable release. I have
> noticed that there is a much more recent (1.7) package of mozilla
> available from "packages-5-current"; can I install this package on my
> 5.2.1-RELEASE computer?
No, later versions of 5.x are not binary compatible with older.
That's because it's a development branch. You have more leeway to do
what you want on -stable branches, but even then it's not always going
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