Edmund Morgan disturbed my sleep to write: > Hi, > Can I apply the packages for FreeBSD 4.9 to the FreeBSD 4.10 OS? > Thanks
As a rule, there shouldn't be any problem with this. After all, people regularly upgrade by running "make world" -- this bumps up their version of FreeBSD, but leaves their packages unchanged. I suppose there's a chance that a change in FreeBSD could break a package, but I think that's pretty unlikely. The only downside to using old packages is, well, they're old -- newer versions may have extra features, or (more importantly) may have security or bug fixes. The best way to upgrade is to use the portupgrade tool, which can be found in /usr/ports/sysutils. A good introduction to portupgrade can be found at: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/28/FreeBSD_Basics.html HTH. -- Saint Aardvark the Carpeted [EMAIL PROTECTED] Because the plural of Anecdote is Myth. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"