FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4 Available

Colin Percival cperciva at
Thu Dec 6 00:51:03 PST 2007

Ken Smith wrote:
> For users of FreeBSD Update due to some last-minute bumps in system
> libraries, installed third-party applications must be recompiled as per
> normal for a "major" upgrade, even if upgrading from an earlier 7.0

Put another way, if you want to upgrade to 7.0-BETA4, follow the instructions at

not the simpler "minor version upgrade" instructions (even though that page says
that the minor version upgrade instructions apply when going from 7.x to 7.x).

It's irritating to have to rebuild all of the installed ports, but (unless some
disaster strikes) this should be the last time it is needed until FreeBSD 8.x
happens ~2 years from now.

Colin Percival

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