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Date:      Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:46:56 -0500
From:      "matt donovan" <kitchetech@gmail.com>
To:        "Olivier Mueller" <om-lists-bsd@omx.ch>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, freebsd-ports@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: upgrade 7.0 -> 7.1 : portupgrade -af required?
Message-ID:  <28283d910901150746u78cb20adu250109e63d2a7c3@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <1232032068.5374.74.camel@frosh>
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On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Olivier Mueller <om-lists-bsd@omx.ch>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> After an upgrade from FreeBSD 7.0 to 7.1 (with freebsd-update in my
> case), is it required to recompile all ports (portupgrade -af) like
> specified in some docs/blog-entries, or is it not *really* necessary?
> What are you doing on your production systems?   Having to upgrade
> several servers (>15), it's quite important for me to estimate the time
> required for the operation...
>
> I did the upgrade on a test server here, and all ports still seems to
> work  (apache, php, mysql, etc.) so I guess the answer is no, but I'd
> like to be sure before upgrading some important servers :-)
>
> According to:
>
> http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.1R/announce.html
> "Users of earlier FreeBSD releases (FreeBSD 6.x) can also use
> freebsd-update to upgrade to FreeBSD 7.1, but will be prompted to
> rebuild all third-party applications (e.g., anything installed from the
> ports tree) after the second invocation of "freebsd-update install", in
> order to handle differences in the system libraries between FreeBSD 6.x
> and FreeBSD 7.x."
>
> It would be necessary only for major upgrades (6.x -> 7.x).   Right?
>
> thanks & regards,
> Olivier
>
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Only tiem to rebuild ports really is for a major version change say 6. ->
7.x but for a minor version change you do not have to rebuild



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