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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 09:57:30 +0100
From:      Svein Halvor Halvorsen <svein.h@lvor.halvorsen.cc>
To:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Keeping FreeBSD updated (the binary way)
Message-ID:  <4979867A.7010805@lvor.halvorsen.cc>
In-Reply-To: <20090123011412.1b4dfa5a@gumby.homeunix.com>
References:  <49791625.7000806@lvor.halvorsen.cc> <20090123011412.1b4dfa5a@gumby.homeunix.com>

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Svein Halvor Halvorsen <svein.h@lvor.halvorsen.cc> wrote:
>> Is it possible to pkg_add -r packages from -STABLE on the latest 
>> -RELEASE? That is, will the following work, or slowly render my
>> system to an incoherent state:

RW wrote:
> It'll work most of the time, but occasionally it will fail, when a
> STABLE package relies on a library or other feature that's not in the
> release.
> 
> A compromise might be to stick to the release packages, until portaudit
> reveals a significant vulnerability and then switch to Stable until
> the next release. 

But when that happens, should I upgrade just the one affected package, 
or grab updates for all my installed packages, to make sure all packages 
on the system is concurrent? That is, made from the same ports tree at 
some point in time.


	Svein Halvor



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