>-----Original Message----- >From: Kris Kennaway [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] >Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2006 03:02 PM > >On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 01:43:10PM +0000, V.I.Victor wrote: >> >> Generally -- is it OK to do a 'pkg_add' from >> 'packages-6-stable' to a 5.4 system? > >Absolutely not. > >> Specifically, I think I need to update 'fetchmail.' > >What's wrong with using packages-5-stable? :-)
Probably nothing! I (wrongly) thought that *all* 5.x package/paths had the same version of 'fetchmail' and when I found the new 'fetchmail' in 6.x I figured that was where I had to get it. I'll try a 'pkg_add' from packages-5-stable as soon as I can stop the system for a while. Thanks for the pointer! Although I should probably have installed ports during the original install -- I didn't. Now, it seems a long way to go just to see if the newest version of 'fetchmail' fixes its problem (I'm not confident it will) >> What I've read *seems* to indicate it's OK, but... > >Where did you read this, so we can try to correct the bogus advice? Hard to say. I did 6-8 Google searches with various keys trying to find some specifics for adding packages between FreeBSD versions. The "*seems*...OK" I mentioned may have been in relation to simple programs. I don't know. Since I was unable to find anything solid, I asked here! Again -- Thank-you. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"