library compat for FreeBSD7x

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at
Fri Jul 24 05:40:11 UTC 2009

subbsd wrote:
> after the bump version on FreeBSD8-Beta2, some application needs for old 
> library. But misc/compat7x ports not found for this. It still not ready? 
> thanks!

Actually compat port messes things a bit if a newly compiled binary is 
looking for new lib and it's next not-so-fresh dependency looks for the 
older one you'll get one set of symbols imported twice. libmap.conf is a 
  just a more painless solution, yet you should rebuild all binaries.

There's a good port sysutils/libchk which you can use to deal with this. 
It rummages through your bin/lib directories and reports any 
discrepancies it finds. It outputs something like:

Unresolvable link(s) found in: /usr/local/bin/lp

I use this to create the list of packages I need to rebuild:

pkg_which `grep Unresolvable libchk.out | sed 's|.* in: ||'` | sort -u | 
grep -v '^\?$'

This list can be later given to something like portupgrade.

The same file can be used to automatically generate libmap.conf. However 
I havn't look at it.

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