Is it O.K. to use the 7.0 ports tree on 6.3 ?

Mark Linimon linimon at
Fri Nov 23 11:50:51 PST 2007

On Friday 23 November 2007, Pete French wrote:
> is it safe to simply untar the ports.tgz file from 7.0 on the 6.3
> machines, rename INDEX-7 to INDEX-6 and install away, or are there
> more subtle differences to tran the unwary ?

The dependencies can vary depending on OS release, so it's not
guaranteed to work.  Use 'make fetchindex' after you install to
get the latest snapshot for 6-STABLE.


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