system state after freebsd-update and before portugprade -af

n dhert ndhertbsd at
Tue Jun 15 13:34:45 UTC 2010

When doing a major version upgrade of FreeBSD, the last (mandatory) step is
to rebuild and reinstall all third party software (ports)
(# portupgrade -af )

I have a system with 750+ ports, I guess the portupgrade -af will take
something like 30 hours to compile
(on a test system with 425 ports portugprade -af took 15 hours).

What happens in the periode that not every port is yet rebuilt and
Will applications (webserver, print server, X server, and the many other
apps) not be working,
until these ports (and the ports they depend on) will be successfully
recompiled ?

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