8.1 -> 8.3

Michael Powell nightrecon at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 15 16:57:16 UTC 2012

Laszlo Danielisz wrote:

> Hey Guys,
> If I want to upgrade from 8.1-RELEASE-p11 to 8.3 do I need to also update
> installed packages? One more thing: by when has 8.3 release maintenance?
> Maybe I'm blind but I haven't found the date on freebsd.org

When updating within a major release version such as 8.1 to 8.x the ABI is 
stable and remains the same so it is not necessary to update the third party 
packages/ports. It becomes necessary to rebuild/update whenever changing 
from one major release to another, such as from 8.x to 9.x for example.

If you use csup and a supfile to update src, just use tag=RELENG_8_3 to pull 
in the security maintenance release bits. Currently it is at P4.


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