brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Apr 12 09:52:12 PDT 2005
On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 10:45:11PM +1000, Robert Backhaus wrote:
> On Apr 12, 2005 6:28 PM, Jan Sebosik <sebosik at demax.sk> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I`ve got one simple question: if i`ve built packages on my freebsd
> > 5.3-RELEASE system, do I need to rebuilt them again for 5.4-RELEASE
> > (after downloading && compiling from sources) ?
> > Best regards,
> > Jan Sebosik
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> With care, in many situations, you should be able to get away with it.
> Problems occur with ports that contain kernel modules (ltmdm,
> nvidia-driver). There have also been major changes within ports (new
> gtk versions, and a gnome upgrade) which will make partial rebuilding
> Most of us would recommend a general rebuild, for safety's sake.
I certaintly would not. Unless you actually need to upgrade, there
is no reason to rebuild between minor OS upgrades. If your programs
stop working in that case, it's usually a bug. For that matter, most
application will work if compiled on an older major version.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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