Compatibility Between Releases Policy
roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Oct 5 09:41:19 PDT 2006
Jason C. Wells writes:
> Ports astonish me more often than FreeBSD to be sure. If one
> uses a port that was built on a 6.0 system, can one trust that no
> bit rot will occur by the time 6.9 rolls around.
If you mean "Is it guaranteed a binary built under x.0 will
run, even with remapped libraries, under x.9?" then the answer is
If you mean "Will a port that builds sucessfully under both x.0
and x.9 be limited only by changes in the port and not in the OS?"
then the answer (as I understand it) is "Probably."
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