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Default OpenBSD 6.8-beta has ended!

I expect 6.8-release will be tagged shortly, once release engineering has completed.

http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh
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I have 6.7 installed on my laptop with a lot of packages. What will happen to the packages when I upgrade to 6.8 (when it will be released)? Will I be needing to upgrade packages manually or run some command to do it automatically?
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For clarity, after the -release is finalized:
  • The Project will build the kernels, filesets, and packages for all architectures.
  • The Project will revise the FAQ and other Project web pages for the new release.
Among the updated web pages mentioned above, there will be a new Upgrade Guide for transitioning from 6.7-release to 6.8-release, making note of any manual steps that might be needed before or after the upgrade.

Usually, your previously installed packages will continue to work after an upgrade, as no libraries are removed. They are usually updated after the upgrade, using pkg_add(1).

After the 6.8-release announcement, you should:
  1. Review the new Upgrade Guide.
  2. Perform any recommended pre-upgrade steps.
  3. Upgrade, either automatically or manually*
  4. Perform any recommended post-upgrade steps.
  5. Update your installed packages, with # pkg_add -u
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* If your architecture supports sysupgrade(8), you can use it to upgrade automatically. If not, or, if you wish to upgrade manually, download your architecture's bsd.rd RAMDISK kernel for 6.8-release, move it into your root directory, reboot(8), select the new RAMDISK kernel, then select the upgrade script.
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For an example of the information found in an Upgrade Guide, here is the 6.6 -> 6.7 Guide: www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade67.html.
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The release page update process has begun and the ports building process is already in full swing. Packages for amd64 and i386 have started to hit the mirror. Not long now.
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The 6.8 release song has hit the dance floor!

Nice dance beat!
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It's here: https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announc...3500224235&w=2
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There's also new 6.8-themed merchandise available:

https://www.openbsdstore.com
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The 6.8 release song has hit the dance floor!

Nice dance beat!
Great to see the song is back. Catchy too...

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