7.0 and 6.3

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 25 14:47:50 PDT 2007

Jay Chandler wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> David J Brooks wrote:
>>> Bill Moran wrote:
>>>> Note also that a ports freeze is starting soon for 7.0 and 6.3 release.
>>> What are the differences between 6.3 and 7.0? Which should be 
>>> considered the standard upgrade path from 6.2 release? Is there a 
>>> compelling reason to upgrade to one over the other?
>> 7.0 is the recommended choice; 6.3 is only for people who cannot 
>> update to the new branch yet.
>> http://people.freebsd.org/~kris/scaling/7.0%20Preview.pdf
>> Kris
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> Fascinating!
> I have to ask, is there a straightforward upgrad path from 6.2 to 7.0, 
> or is it largely going to be a matter of "back up, blow it away, and 
> install cleanly before restoring data?"

It should be completely straightforward.  The only thing to remember is 
(as with every upgrade between different branches) is to rebuild all of 
your installed ports so you don't cause problems with subsequent port 


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