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

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 18:21:26 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Ronald Klop
<ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org> wrote:
> 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?
The ports framework doesn't keep old libraries.  Tools such as
portupgrade and portmaster may be configured to keep old libraries
when upgrading the port.


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