better way to handle required rebuild on library bump

Eitan Adler eitanadlerlist at
Sat Feb 6 21:48:55 UTC 2010

The recent change to jpeg required a lot of changes to a lot of ports all
just to bump a version number.
It is easy to miss things this way and requires a lot of work and

I propose that some kind of MAJORVERSION be stored in /var/db/ports. Then
when a library's MAJORVERSION is changed it will prompt a rebuild on any
port that relies on it will also get rebuilt.
Computer are *designed* handle these types of things

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