better way to handle required rebuild on library bump

Jerry gesbbb at
Sun Feb 7 11:56:46 UTC 2010

On Sat, 6 Feb 2010 23:48:33 +0200
Eitan Adler <eitanadlerlist at> articulated:

> 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
> downloading.
> 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

This will accomplish exactly what you want:

	portmanager -u -p

It is in the port tree.

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