6.0 release date and stability

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Oct 20 13:27:24 PDT 2005

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 03:20:52PM -0400, Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2005, at 5:10 PM, dick hoogendijk wrote:
> >Wat is the best way to get the cleanest FreeBSD-6.x system without
> >installing from scratch? Recompile each port? Or use the
> >
> >
> this is a different question than you asked before... the  
> COMPAT_FREEBSD5 will allow your existing binaries to continue to  
> run.  you can leave this on while you run "portupgrade -f -a" to  
> recompile all your ports, then you can take it out... and remove all  
> the compat libraries sitting around if you care to do so.
> personally, I don't see the point of doing that. just let your ports  
> naturally get replaced as they are upgraded due to version bumps and  
> such.

This isn't enough, because you'll still get new 6.0 ports compiled
against old 5.x libraries and the situation I detailed in my previous

If you want to use continue to ports after upgrading to a new major
release, you *must* first recompile your old ports to avoid those

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