Broken dependency on expat.

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Mar 29 04:50:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 04:38:29AM +0000, Amarendra Godbole wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to build apache22 from the ports (/usr/ports/www/apache22/).
> Now, the initial build failed, because of a broken dependency on
> libexpat - as apache22 needed a newer version than the one I had
> (1.95.*).
> So, I forcibly deinstalled, and reinstalled expat2 from
> /usr/ports/textproc/expat2/, and apache22 built and installed fine.
> So far so good...
> ...but upgrading libexpat removed the original link, and
> put a caused all my X based programs, including
> the window manager to break! X just refused to start, and so did many
> other programs.
> Now, I just put back the softlink, and poof...things
> were up and running again...
> So my question is: is there a better way to handle such a scenario? Or
> in case of libraries, can't the original links be preserved, and new
> links added (I guess this cannot be done).

Use portupgrade.

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