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Date:      Fri, 13 Sep 1996 22:59:57 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Sage Weil <>
Subject:   Re: upgrading libraries
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On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, Sage Weil wrote:

> I'm currently running FreeBSD-2.1, and would like to use a number of the
> newer packages in the 2.1.5 and current hierarchies.  However, they require
> things like libXaw 6.1 and libXext 6.1, where 2.1 is distributed with 6.0.
> 1) Is it possible ot just get these libraries without upgrading the OS to
> 2.1.5?  The upgrade section in the README for 2.1.5 didn't make a full
> upgrade sound like it was very much fun.. 

It sounds worse than it really is.

Let me know and I'll post my handy-dandy guide to upgrading FreeBSD.  I
did it on three machines without a single blip.

> 2) Is there somewhere where other libararies from the new OS can be found,
> and will they work as well? (e.g. libc 3.0, etc.)

libc you can just copy 2.2 over.  The rest is a bigger problem.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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