Confused About Linux Compatibility

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Fri Nov 7 17:57:48 PST 2008

Eitan Adler wrote:
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> Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> Bottom line, what linux_base port should I install and do I need to set
>> this sysctl to something?  I'm confused...
> If you have a recent 7-STABLE changing the linux kernel version to
> 2.6.16   and running -f8 should not be a problem.  If your running 6-*
> or 7-RELEASE stick with linux base fc4.

Thank you for your reply.  I am running 7.1-PRERELEASE.  I plan to 
update to 7.1-RELEASE as soon as I can get to the console, probably 
within the next month or so.  Is 7.1-PRERELEASE recent enough for -f8?  
It was built Oct. 9th.  Is there any big advantage of -f8 over -fc4?  I 
guess I just *feel* like -f8 would be more "updated" and less hassle in 
the long run.  However I know that with software, newer isn't always 
better.  :)



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