Uprading to 5.X from 4.X

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Apr 24 18:49:56 PDT 2005

On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:52:59AM +0000, Iain Dooley wrote:

> >you're going to keep using new ports/packages then it's recommended
> >that you reinstall everything (e.g. with portupgrade) to avoid the
> >incompatibilities that can arise if you mix and match 4.x and 5.x
> >packages.
> i see, i've just been through a bit of three day nightmare trying to 
> portupgrade everything (install errors aplenty ... see my email on the 
> freebsd-questions list).
> maybe i'll hold off for a little while. it's such a pain having to wait for 
> everything to build from source. kde takes forever, so you leave the house 
> but when you come back there is one of those configuration options screens 
> for some obscure package with bunch of options like "Enable Lib GSSD 
> Compatibility" that mean absolutely nothing to me. meanwhile i can't use my 
> PC.
> maybe i should be using pkg_update instead?

No, it sounds like you should be using portupgrade -P, i.e. the
precompiled packages.

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