8.1 -> 8.3
laszlo_danielisz at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 16 06:44:01 UTC 2012
Today I'm going to have some time and will do the upgrade.
Thanks for all of you for the support!
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On 2012. September 15. at 23:32, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> > From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org (mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org) Sat Sep 15 11:58:42 2012
> > To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org (mailto:freebsd-questions at freebsd.org)
> > From: Michael Powell <nightrecon at hotmail.com (mailto:nightrecon at hotmail.com)>
> > Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:56:49 -0400
> > Subject: Re: 8.1 -> 8.3
> > 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 (http://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.
> Note: this is _generally_ accurate. There are *rare* exceptions -- things
> that have to be compiled against against the actual kernel in use, because
> they go rummaging through kernel internal data structures.
> Historically, lsof wa one such program.
> Such programs tended to have *LOUD* caveats in the build documentation,
> and run-time checks for kernel version consistency.
> In 30+ years as a sysadmin, I think I've only encoundered abouut _four_
> such programs.
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