New ports on older stable (4.11)

Vivek Khera vivek at
Thu Mar 2 16:18:26 UTC 2006

On Mar 1, 2006, at 6:05 AM, 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 have several 4.11 machines in service with ports mostly up-to- 
date.  what you can do is cd to the port and run "make". If it builds  
chances are it will work, then you can do the  necessary port upgrades.

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