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Re: Getting tired of 5.3

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 09:52:10 -0800 (PST)

:I updated to 5.3 from 4.10 and it was hell, all my ports broke because of
:/lib/libm.so.2 and the version bumped to libm.so.3, so I installed 5.3
:from scratch. I don't want to pass for the same on moving to DragonFly. Is
:this going to broke all the ports too if I move to DragonFly?
:On the other hand, I have trouble on compiling libgtop2 port on DF, but I
:can live without it, and X.org does not recognize the wheel on my mouse (I
:use the same XF86Config file in both FreeBSD and DF.
:Should I move on now? that's the big question.

    Moving from 5.3 to DragonFly is going to break all your binaries.  5.x
    and 6.x use system calls that do not exist in 4.x or DragonFly as a 
    matter of course.

    The ports system is going to be less broken in FreeBSD then in DragonFly,
    because we are only using it as a stop-gap until we find a better 
    solution.  However, we have pretty good support for pkg_add -r.

    So, moving to DragonFly could be a chore for you.  If that is the
    direction you want to go, I'd recommend a from-scratch reinstall.

					Matthew Dillon 

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