FreeBSD 9 & recompile ports
avg at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jan 13 14:11:28 UTC 2012
on 13/01/2012 14:57 George Kontostanos said the following:
> Still the question remains regarding COMPAT_FREEBSD8 and how does this
> affects ports/misc/compat8x/
Looks like all the previous hints have not been clear enough.
There is no direct relation between COMPAT_FREEBSD8 and misc/compat8x.
COMPAT_FREEBSD<X> options are only needed when going from release X to release X+1
there was a change to an existing system call at the kernel-userland boundary.
A side note: kernel options affect only what's in the kernel, quite obviously.
misc/compat<X>x contains versions of shared libraries from release X that are no
longer present in X+1.
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