Broken dependency on expat.

[LoN]Kamikaze LoN_Kamikaze at
Wed Mar 29 09:58:40 UTC 2006

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 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.
> Kris

Portupgrade will keep the old libs around. Since I have a small HD I
prefer to get rid of old libs and add an entry to "/etc/libmap.conf".
Using links to handle this doesn't look like a good solution to me,
because they might be forgotten and left on the system long beyond their

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