moving from 5.2.1 to 5.3Beta?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Oct 7 20:44:46 PDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 05:10:43PM -1000, hoe-waa at wrote:
> Aloha
> I have a quick question. I am going to upgrade 
> one of my systems from 5.2.1P9 to 5.3Beta7.
> I have cvsup'd the source and when checking 
> UPDATING I came across this:
> 20041001:
> 	The following libraries had their version number bumped up:
> 		/lib/ ->
> 		/lib/ ->
> 		/usr/lib/ ->
> 		/usr/lib/ ->
> 		/usr/lib/ ->
> 	FreeBSD 4.10 versions of these libraries will be added to the
> 	compat4x collection.  If you expect to be able to run old 4.X
> 	executables you will need to remove the old versions of these
> 	libraries.  However note that any 5.X executables you have built
> 	will stop working once you remove those old libraries.  You should
> 	have all your ports/packages rebuilt before removing the old
> 	libraries.
> I had seen some discussion rearding this on the list and had
> made a note in my head. 
> Am I reading this correct that before I build/install world,
> I should do a portupgrade -a ???

No, that won't affect things.  After you installworld, you should add
the libmap entries as above, and then at your later convenience you
can portupgrade -af to rebuild all ports so you can remove the


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