Syinstall binary upgrade to FreeBSD 8.0

S4mmael s4mmael at
Sat Nov 28 20:54:12 UTC 2009

Yes, there is something like COMPAT7X option in 8.0 GENERIC kernel.

2009/11/28 David Jackson <djackson452 at>:
> I would like to upgrade a 7.1 FreeBSD system to 8.0 FreeBSD using
> sysinstalls binary upgrade feature. I would mainly for now would like to
> upgrade the core OS and X and so on, but I still have some 7.1 binaries that
> will still be on the system. Is there binary compatability with 7.1 binaries
> on 8.0. Binary compatability is pretty important to me. Anything else i need
> to know about? As for why I am not using freebsd-update, i did try it once
> it seemed as though it was going to take 7 hours to update the system., when
> the old way will have it done in 30 minutes. Thanks in advance.
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