cvsup RELENG_6_3 to RELENG_7 impaired gnome
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon May 26 18:51:01 UTC 2008
Jason C. Wells wrote:
> Try downloading the binary packages for 7.0 that you need and install
> them. That would be fastest.
I think fastest would probably be to install the compat6x
package (or port).
Of course, it is certainly preferable to rebuild all ports
for FreeBSD 7 (or re-install prebuilt packages). But if
you need to get everything running as quickly as possible,
installing compat6x is probably better.
> FreeBSD doesn't claim to maintain binary (library?) compatibility across
> major releases.
Uhm. I think that's wrong. I still have a few FreeBSD 4.x
binaries that run fine on current versions of FreeBSD. You
just have to install the appropriate compat* packages (and
the COMPAT_* options in your kernel, which is by default in
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