Solved Is 'pkg upgrade' needed after major jail upgrade?


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After a host has been successfully upgraded from FreeBSD 11.3 to FreeBSD 12.2, if one wants to update the jails (which are at that point still running 11.3), is it necessary to run pkg upgrade in every jail?

Beyond maintenance overhead (because what about if hundreds or thousands of jails are being run) I am also worried about the downtime of services (there would therefore be a need to carefully keep track of which jail depends on the services of which other jails).

Jails are being managed using the tools offered by the base system (no iocage etc...).