update from 6 to 7 - needs libtool rebuild
mezz7 at cox.net
Thu Nov 13 20:11:54 PST 2008
On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:55:31 -0600, John Hein <jhein at timing.com> wrote:
> 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
> > make major version jumps.
> I often don't rebuild everything right away and live with the compat
> libs for a while.
As long as you don't use ports tree. Once you need someting by via ports
tree then you have to rebuild/reinstall everything before you try to
install some new ports.
> 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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