Problems with icu - 3.8
kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Mon Feb 18 11:09:19 UTC 2008
Yoshihiro Ota wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 14:23:37 -0700
> James <oscartheduck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 21:14 +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>>> Hash: SHA256
>>> Atanas Gendov wrote:
>>>> Greetings to all from FreeBSD Ports!!! :)
>>>> I have some problems with icu - 3.8. After portupgrade of icu and some
>>>> others packages I can't start Gnome. Because of Gnome needs module from icu
>>>> - 3.6. Unfortunately there is no new port for gdm which doesn't have depends
>>>> on icu-3.6.
>>> Lots of people are getting bitten by the effects of the bump in the
>>> libicu* shlib ABI version numbers -- there really should be a note
>>> in UPDATING about it. It affects all sorts of different packages --
>>> I've even got one system where it took out OpenLDAP.
>> Do you know who to ask for the note? I was bitten by it, but fortunately there
>> had just been a large thread in questions@ about it. It does seem to be a
>> common issue.
> Why are so many people are bitten by this? Is that the jobs of port-upgrading
> tool to safe copy these libraries to compat so that all programs using
> the old libraries works?
I detest this method of keeping programs working. It causes potentially
vulnerable libraries to remain in use. I much prefer to run pkg_libchk -R
(sysutils/bsdadminscripts) and rebuild the ports it lists as broken due to
I already advertised this solution in another thread about the icu problem
on this list.
More information about the freebsd-ports