Any point to building separate 8.2 and 8.3 packages?

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Fri Nov 2 07:52:20 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM, Martin Gignac <martin.gignac at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I currently have some 8.2 and 8.3 servers which I cannot upgrade to
> 9.0 yet. I am looking at building packages with Poudriere and pkgng
> for these 8.2/8.3 servers.
> My question is this: do I need to create separate 8.2 and 8.3 jails on
> Poudriere and build discreet packages for each of these minor
> releases, or will packages built for a given 8.X release run on any
> 8.Y release? In other words, are there any compilation/repackaging
> requirements of ports/packages when one upgrades from one minor
> version number to the next?
A package built on 8.2 will continue to work on 8.3.  The only thing
that may not work are ports that require kernel sources to build or
install kernel modules.


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