Upgrading to 7.0 - stupid requirements

Marko Lerota mlerota at iskon.hr
Thu Feb 28 23:34:54 UTC 2008

In http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/announce.html says 

Updating Existing Systems

> An upgrade of any existing system to FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE constitutes 
> a major version upgrade, so no matter which method you use to update 
> an older system you should reinstall any ports you have installed on 
> the machine. This will avoid binaries becoming linked to inconsistent 
> sets of libraries when future port upgrades rebuild one port but not 
> others that link to it. This can be done with:

# portupgrade -faP


Why!!! Do you know how much time I have to spend with my PC to reinstall
all of this programs from ports? Only openoffice takes one day! And where 
is Gnome and such...There must be other way...I would not reinstall my 
packages ;)

Then the servers. Why should I reinstall all my databases and such? I always
liked that FreeBSD base (OS) is separated from packages. And no matter what I 
do with the packages, my OS will always work. I don't want dependency
hell like in Linux. Now you are telling me that my database might not work
after upgrade to a new version. Is that it?

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