Update 11.3 > 11.4

matthew at FreeBSD.org matthew at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 19 14:16:24 UTC 2020

On 17/06/2020 18:41, Jerry wrote:
> Now, since I am primarily using poudriere, all I need to do is update
> the poudriere jail and then update all the applications on the system.

Not necessarily.  In general packages compiled in an 11.3-RELEASE jail 
will work fine on an 11.4-RELEASE machine.  The important exception is 
Kernel Loadable Modules, which need to be compiled on the same system 
version as where they will be run.

So: if you don't need to build any Kernel modules, then you don't need 
to update your poudriere jail.  Since updating the poudriere jail will 
force poudriere to rebuild _all_ of the packages from that jail (which 
could take quite some time) not upgrading or delaying upgrading can be 
quite a useful move.



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