About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 27 14:37:39 PST 2007

Jim Pazarena wrote:
> Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>> On Nov 8, 2007 11:55 AM, Expresso Digital ISP <cesar at expresso.com.br> 
>> wrote:
>>> Hi, my name is Cesar.
>>> I'd like to know what is the diference between 7.0 and 6.3 and why 
>>> create a
>>> newest version and after old version.
>> 6.X is the last of versions meant primarilly for single processing
>> machines (with some after thought payed to multiprocessing).
>> 7.X is the beginning of the versions specifically designed with
>> multiprocessing/cores in mind
>> Under the hood many things have been changed improved in 7.... the
>> offical recommendation is 6.3 is for people who can *NOT* upgrade to 7
>> for whatever reason and everyone else should use 7... note as far most
>> people can tell there is no "easy" way to upgrade to 7 if you have 6
>> installed so you should start with 7
> When installing a test of 7.0 B4, I found that directories which I have 
> traditionally used
> (/usr/local/libexec  /usr/local/include  /usr/local/lib  
> /usr/local/sbin  /usr/local/man/*  etc)
> and /etc/make.conf are not visible in a default install. Is this because 
> the B4 is missing them, or has there
> been a serious change in directory & file structure?

They should be created (except maybe make.conf, which is empty by default).


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