Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: __________ >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >Hash: SHA256 > >[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >> I'm shortly going to update my laptop from 7.0-BETA2 (a fresh >> install) to 7.0-RC1. I'll do this with a buildworld/installworld >> cycle. However, reading the site for freebsd-update I noticed that if >> I were to do a binary upgrade then it recommends rebuilding all ports >> as well. >> >> Is rebuilding all ports something I should consider if I'm doing a >> source-based upgrade too? Even though I'm not crossing a major >> version boundary? > >Once 7.0 is released, then there is a promise of binary compatibility >for any software compiled under some 7.x version to work certainly with >any later 7.x version, and possibly with any earlier 7.x version as >well[*]. > >However, 7.0-RELEASE isn't actually out there yet, and the Release >Engineers may well be making last minute incompatible changes. If >freebsd-update recommends wholesale updating of ports, then there's >a good reason for that. I will state though that I've been tracking >7.x since fairly shortly after the RELENG_7 branch was created and apart >from the big 6 -> 7 update I've not seen any compatibility problems with >ported software. > > Cheers, > > Matthew > >[*] I can't remember if the backwards compatibility with the major >version is guaranteed or not. Forward certainly is. Also there's >the new symbol versioning thing within shlibs that changes the way >this sort of thing works. > >- -- >Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard > Flat 3 >PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate > Kent, CT11 9PW >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- >Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) >Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org > >iD8DBQFHgy0o8Mjk52CukIwRCA4yAKCJxClkrwrFe9fKeXGTSUXc3xQxZgCffpfT >lJcn7/Ihsl+kvdgF1tME7Qo= >=cMsz >-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Thanks for the info Matthew. Peter Harrison. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"