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Re: As the OpenBSD 3.7 was released, I've got some doubts about the OpenBSD releases! releases.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: As the OpenBSD 3.7 was released, I've got some doubts about the OpenBSD releases! releases.
- From: "L. V. Lammert" <lvl_(_at_)_omnitec_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 13:04:18 -0500
At 02:05 PM 5/20/2005 -0300, Joco Salvatti wrote:
All right, I've got it. I didn't want to mix different releases, I just wanted
to know why a OpenBSD 3.6 package didn't run under OpenBSD 3.7. I understand
that a module cannot be loaded due to structural kernel changes, but a package
is not so significant!! But I think excellent the way OpenBSD releases are
distributed. I just wanted to get some clarifications about it.
You might want to spend some time perusing the excellent online documentation.
Packages are built against the system version designated - e.g. 3.6 is
built against 3.6 RELEASE, the same with 3.7. There IS a chance that
packages will work against a different release, *IF* there are no
structural, installation, or dependency changes, but in the normal world
that chance is slim to none.
With so many variables involved, it's FAR simpler to stick with the
versions as intended.