freebsd-install upgrade, how many install phases required

Martin Koch Andersen martin at
Fri Jul 23 16:44:54 UTC 2010


Will freebsd-install upgrade tell you, if any libraries version numbers got bumped, and thus if installed packages needs rebuilding?

I followed the handbook and did the 8.0-RELEASE to 8.1-RELEASE upgrade like:

freebsd-update -r 8.1-RELEASE upgrade
freebsd-update install
shutdown -r now
freebsd-update install

And then:

portupgrade -af
freebsd-update install
shutdown -r now

But was this last round of rebuilding installed ports etc. really needed? Or would the second "freebsd-update install" have told me if it was? In any case, the last "freebsd-update install" did nothing.

Have a nice weekend all.

Kind regards,

Martin Koch Andersen

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