John Baldwin writes:
> -  In order to have a kernel that can run the 4.x binaries needed to > - do an installworld, you must include the COMPAT_FREEBSD4 option in > - your kernel. Failure to do so may leave you with a system that is > - hard to boot to recover. A similar kernel option COMPAT_FREEBSD5 is > - required to run the 5.x binaries on more recent kernels. And so on > - for COMPAT_FREEBSD6 and COMPAT_FREEBSD7. > +  The new kernel must be able to run existing binaries used by > + an installworld. When upgrading across major versions, the new > + kernel's configuration must include the correct COMPAT_FREEBSD<n> > + option for existing binaries (e.g. COMPAT_FREEBSD11 to run 11.x > + binaries). Failure to do so may leave you with a system that is > + hard to boot to recover. A GENERIC kernel will include suitable > + compatibility options to run binaries from older branches. Maybe not perfect, but _much_ better. Thanks. Respectfully, Robert Huff _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"