Upgrading through packages: an experience.

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 12 14:35:31 UTC 2008

Michel Talon wrote:
> Hello,
> Since KDE recently appeared in the Latest prebuilt packages

Well, it's always been there, except when it could not be built.

> Now the problems. They come from the fact that the Latest packages are
> not always coherent between themselves or with the libraries in
> FreeBSD-7.0.

No, they are.  In fact this is a key design feature, and the same reason 
why sometimes certain packages do not appear on the FTP site (if they 
did appear they would be necessarily *out* of sync).  Similarly they are 
always built against recent versions of -STABLE, by design.

Glad to hear your experience was generally positive though.


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