7.2-STABLE to 8-R

Pieter de Goeje pieter at degoeje.nl
Tue Nov 24 16:37:49 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 24 November 2009 16:45:14 John wrote:
> Hello list
> I've looked high and low for a howto/link showing how to update to 8, to
> no avail. Is it just a case of the regular buildworld process or are
> there gotchas because we are crossing major version numbers.

You got it right. Just the regular upgrade procedure as documented in 

The gotcha is that you need to rebuild all ports. If you don't do that you can 
run in to trouble when you later build a port.

I found that usually it is fastest to just take note of which ports you need, 
delete all existing ports, then after the upgrade reinstall the required 

Pieter de Goeje

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