So How Hard Is Moving From 6.3 To 7.0?

Derek Ragona derek at
Sun Mar 2 02:21:16 UTC 2008

At 07:12 PM 2/1/2008, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>I have a stable 6.3 production server.  If I buildworld/kernel for 7.0,
>install them, and reboot, will everything pretty much work the same as
>it did under 6.3, or have file locations, userland configuration, etc.
>changed?  Will my 6.3 binaries run unchanged on 7.0 as well?
>Tim Daneliuk     tundra at
>PGP Key:


I am still working on my first server migration.  I followed the 
instructions in /usr/src/UPDATING, but still had problems.  I also did a 
portupgrade -faP
to make the ports as per the release notes.  Unfortunately not all worked 
after that.

I had issues with apache22 and clamav, so I rebuilt and reinstalled both of 
those ports.  I still don't have xorg and gnome working.

So needless to say this is a much longer update process than previous 

I did NOT try the binary update from CD or the new binary update 
utility.  I believe most of the issues I have had are because of changes in 
the libraries specifically to the threads.

Oh, I started my update on Friday Morning.


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