Disadvantages of running software through compat5x?
list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Mon Dec 12 05:11:10 PST 2005
On Monday 12 December 2005 10:55, Ashley Moran wrote:
> I was going to reinstall it with 6.0 and I just wondered if there was any
> reason why you shouldn't run a production server on the compat5x port for
> any length of time. I can't afford the downtime to remove all the ports
> and re-install them.
compat5x provides 5.x libraries for packages that are built against FreeBSD
5.x If you upgraded from 5.x, you will still have those libraries left
behind, and as far as I can see they take priority over the compat5x
copies. If security patches are applied to compat5x, you may have to track
down the insecure libraries manually, or update packages.
If you later update or add packages, you may run into library conflicts.
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