V.I.Victor wrote: > Generally -- is it OK to do a 'pkg_add' from > 'packages-6-stable' to a 5.4 system? > > Specifically, I think I need to update 'fetchmail.' > > What I've read *seems* to indicate it's OK, but...
Not a good idea. 6.x packages are going to want libc.so.6 and other 6.x shlibs, which won't be available on your 5.5 box. You can, in principle, install packages from any of the 5.x releases or from 5.x-STABLE on a 5.x box, and modulo problems sorting out dependencies, everything should be able to work. However, you'll find it's a lot less effort in the end to just grab the latest ports tree using cvsup or portsnap and update that way. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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