does update from 5.3 to 6.2 break MPD?

Alexander Shikoff minotaur at
Wed Feb 21 15:42:22 UTC 2007

On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 10:06:45AM +0700, Oleg Gritsak wrote:
> Hello, dear sirs! Have a small, but rather crucial for me question
> concerning changes in netgraph. In one remote office (without any IT 
> people at all) I have FreeBSD 5.3 linked to Internet with mpd (mpd-3.18_4). 
> I think it's time to update it, preferably to 6.2, but I'm a bit anxious.
> Especially, because I cannot do everything by handbook (as I login to server 
> through Internet). In all other offices (most use ppp from base system, some
> just ethernet links) I build world and kernel, then install them at once, then 
> run mergemaster and only after that reboot... this scheme works fine for years,
> even being interrupted by powerouts or Internet link loss, but I'm not sure for 
> mpd... Does anybody know, will mpd, build in 5.3 work in 6.2? 
> Well, it is possible to build+install kernel and world, then rebuild mpd and reboot,
> but powerout may happen at any moment, so it is too dangerios.
> Also, I could write some superwise script, which will build different versions of mpd,
> install them, reboot et c, but I find this also too unreliable...
> Any tips? :)

mpd uses NETGRAPH subsystem. Therefore it is recommended to rebuild mpd
after each upgrade of FreeBSD.

Kind Regards,	Alexander Shikoff
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