Source upgrade from 5.5 to 6.X not safe?

Josh Paetzel josh at tcbug.org
Fri Nov 2 06:38:25 PDT 2007


On Friday 02 November 2007 05:29:03 am Clint Olsen wrote:
> On Nov 02, LI Xin wrote:
> > So we get:
> >
> >  - 5.5-STABLE works well on your box
> >  - 6.2-RELEASE stock GENERIC works fine
> >  - 6.3-PRERELEASE failed for some reason.
> >
> > So far as I am aware I have no clue why this could happen.  Could you
> > check if you have any special configuration in your /etc/make.conf,
> > especially special CFLAGS?  I usually simply remove my /usr/src /usr/obj
> > and build a new world without make.conf to make sure.
>
> No special configs in my system:
>
> X11BASE=${LOCALBASE}
> # added by use.perl 2007-08-24 03:20:32
> PERL_VER=5.8.8
> PERL_VERSION=5.8.8
>
> Unless something in here could be construed as dangerous?
>
> -Clint

Supported source upgrades across major version numbers are the last of the old 
release to the first of the newer....so in your case 5.5 -> 6.0 -> 6.3

Other upgrade paths *may* work, or they may not.

-- 
Thanks,

Josh Paetzel

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