FreeBSD 9 & recompile ports

Andriy Gapon avg at
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.

Andriy Gapon

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