[RFC/HEADSUP] portmaster default -w (preserve shared libraries)

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org
Tue Dec 11 17:09:02 UTC 2012

On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:04:33 +0100, Chris Rees <utisoft at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 Dec 2012 16:44, "Alex Dupre" <ale at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Jeremy Messenger ha scritto:
>> >> Absolutely yes from me. The -w option is real lifesaver and should be
>> >> on by default.
>> >
>> > I disagree. The -w is a temp fix and not a correct solution, so it
>> > shouldn't be default.
>> I agree with your disagreement :-)
> I get what you're saying, but please consider which is easier to reverse-
> deleting an accidentally saved library, or restoring an accidentally
> deleted library?
> Defaults should be safe.  I was bitten by this with pcre- sometimes we
> can't update all our ports at one time.
> How isn't it correct?  We still keep src libraries around until we make
> delete-old-libs.  Why should ports be different?
> Chris

Doesn't the ports framework itself also keep the old libraries around in  
/usr/local/lib/compat/pkg or something like that?


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