New ports on older stable (4.11)

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Mar 1 12:25:15 UTC 2006

99.9% of ports seems to work ... I've hit a few that are marked as BROKEN, 
like postgis stuff, but nothing that I'd considered "mainstream" ...

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Pete French wrote:

> I dont know how backward compatible ports are ggenerally, but I
> have a 4.11 machine that I really want to upgrade the ports on.
> But I dont know if they will alla ctually compile, and I dont wnat to
> start doing the process only to find that I cant build one of them
> possibly. Does anybody know if this is likely to work, or is it
> simply unsupported ?
> I;d love to upgrade the machine to 6.1 - but I have no physical access to
> it, nor am I likely to get any for the forseeable future, and upgrading
> across the 4/5 boundary isn't something I would be happy doing remotiley
> in multi-user mode (if it's even possible!)
> -pcf.
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