any problem going from 9.x (don't laugh) to 11 directly?

John R. Levine johnl at
Thu Feb 15 01:38:25 UTC 2018

> John> In article <86lgfvi20e.fsf at> you write:
>>> I'm on 9.3, and intended to use freebsd-update.
> John> In that case I'd go to 10.4, poke at that long enough to make sure
> John> things work, then go to 11.1.
> Some of the ports I use are no longer building under 10.4... haven't
> researched the details, but I wonder if they just weren't being
> supported any more except under 11.

It's possible but I have several VPS running 10.4 and have yet to run into 
a port that said 11.x only.  If a release is still supported, the ports 
should work on it.  On the other hand there are plenty of ports that are 
abandoned and don't build at all.  Which ones are you thinking of?

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