Migrating to X.org with portupgrade

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Aug 17 23:28:43 PDT 2004

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On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:43, kstewart wrote:
> One more point. When you build a new library, the only safe thing to do is
> rebuild everything that uses that library. You don't know if they changed
> an element of a structure or not. If they didn't and you rebuild
> everything, all you did is lose some cpu time. If they modified something,
> and you don't rebuild everything, then, you have introduced the possiblity
> for massive offset errors that you won't know about until someone breaks
> into your system.

I am pretty sure that things like Xlib have quite a fixed ABI which means you 
shouldn't have to rebuild apps that use it.

The most likely outcome of a broken ABI is a coredump and I don't see any of 
those, all the applications I've tried work fine too.

Don't forget that even if there was a static binary the X wire protocol is 
well defined so it wouldn't affect things.

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