update from 6 to 7 - needs libtool rebuild
jhein at timing.com
Thu Nov 13 13:55:37 PST 2008
Lowell Gilbert wrote at 16:35 -0500 on Nov 13, 2008:
> John Hein <jhein at timing.com> writes:
> > So my question is: is this documented and/or widely known? A full
> > portupgrade wouldn't help if you were up to date on libtool in 6.x
> > before updating (unless portupgrade -f is used).
> But you've *always* needed to rebuild *all* your ports when system
> libraries got a version bump. Symbol versioning may make this less of
> an issue in the future, but even then I'll be expecting to do it when I
> make major version jumps.
I often don't rebuild everything right away and live with the compat
libs for a while.
That has worked fine in the past (probably had some hiccups that I've
long since forgotten about). But I understand why the official
position is to rebuild everything.
> > Would it be worth documenting this in UPDATING (if I haven't
> > missed it somewhere)?
> It's in the release notes for every (I think) release. Other places
> might make sense also, I guess...
I don't see it at the moment (looking at 6.3's relnotes), but
I didn't look too hard.
Thanks for the answers.
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