upgrade 7 -> 7.2

Julien Cigar jcigar at ulb.ac.be
Mon May 25 12:36:27 UTC 2009

You don't have to rebuilt all ports when you upgrade from 7.0 to 7.2, it
is, in general, only required when you upgrade for one major version to
another one (6.x -> 7.x or 7.x to 8.x)

On Mon, 2009-05-25 at 14:30 +0200, Pieter Donche wrote:
> I have to upgrade a few FreeBSD7 machines to FreeBSD7.2
> (this is new to me)
> One machine has very few third party ports installed (33), the other
> over 600 ... One of the steps is # portupgade -af, to rebuild all third 
> party software..  this took 27 minutes on the 33 packages machine..
> So for 20 times more packages:  10 hours ???
> Is this normal? 
> Also, one I had one screen  asking for options for libiconv 1.11_1
> where I had to tab to OK and press enter. 
> What is the 600 packages system has 20 of more of such screens,
> waiting for user input. Can't one make ik automatically accept the
> defaults?
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