Upgrading a FreeBSD 7.1 server

Cristiano Deana cristiano.deana at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 16:53:11 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 5:37 PM, Mike Clarke
<jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk> wrote:
>> Is it possible to upgrade a FreeBSD 7.1 server, perhaps a step up
>> process to 8.4 first? We have a virtual server that we prefer not to
>> reinstall all packages.
> Packages are not compatible between major revision levels of the OS so you'll
> need to reinstall all your packages anyway whatever upgrade route you take.

Why not?

options         COMPAT_FREEBSD7         # Compatible with FreeBSD7

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