FreeBSD 9 & recompile ports
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Sat Jan 14 23:47:29 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Matthew Seaman <
> m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 13/01/2012 22:57, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> > But if the appropriate misc/compatX port is installed, then those
>> libraries do
>> > actually exist and the system should be fully usable... Modulo the compat
>> > libraries not working with the new kernel as Kostik has pointed out.
>> As soon as you update or install an application after this point, you
>> are likely to end up with an application that tries to dynamically link
>> two different versions of the same shlib, and that is a recipe for
> I don't recall any "tears", but it does become a real pain. The compat
> ports only work for those who only update when absolutely required. Thanks
> to symbol versioning, most base system libraries don't cause a problem, so
> the problem is far less likely to bite you than it was in the past, but the
> bottom line is that you should seriously consider updating all ports.
> Thanks to Doug Barton's work on portmaster(8), doing so with packages is
> pretty fast and easy. Even doing a full re-build of all ports (over 1000 of
> them) on the last system I upgraded to 9.0 updated with no intervention
> over one night. Use the multiple steps in the big example in the
> portmaster(8) man page for best results and run the re-install step with
> '-D'. The man page also provides a simple way to do the job, but it does
> not assure a completely clean system. I would also consider saving the
> files in /usr/local/etc after all ports have been removed.That can save a
> fair amount of reconfiguration at the slight risk of retaining some old
> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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I always find this a good opportunity to upgrade Perl. Given the fact
that upgrading perl and all the ports that depend upon is a pain,
having to rebuild all the ports is always a good excuse to do it.
For the amount of ports installed on a production server combined with
todays horsepower, a full rebuild doesn't take more than a couple of
hours. On a desktop it is a bit more complicated but it is always a
good opportunity to toss some ports that are useless.
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