7-stable packages on 7.0-release system?

Warren Liddell shinjii at maydias.com
Sun Aug 10 10:08:44 UTC 2008

On Sunday 10 August 2008 20:05:14 Torgeir Hoffmann wrote:
> Hi again!
> >  > I assume that it is not advisable, but what can I expect to happen if
> >  > I try to use packages for 7-stable on a 7.0-release system?
> >
> > No, it is not advisable. I tried:
> >
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2008-June/177553.htm
> >l
> Thanks for pointing this out!
> > Not having newer binary packages for the latest RELEASE is a shortcoming
> > on FreeBSD, but you will find many references that there are simply not
> > enough resources.
> Please excuse me for branching this thread off into another loosely
> related question. But then, if I am to use this laptop of mine for work
> (nothing critical): How stable is 7-stable? Can I upgrade to 7-stable via
> freebsd-update?

From previous threads of my own asking around simlar questions, freebsd-update 
wont do STABLE but only releases, to do stable edit your sup file to RELENG_7 
and go form there.

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