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

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 11 21:04:53 UTC 2012

On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:18:51 +0100
Alex Dupre wrote:

> For simple ports it may works correctly, but for others it could
> happen that finally both revisions are linked into a library or
> executable (because one !recompiled dependency depends on the old
> version and another recompiled dependency depends on the new version)
> and this is not good. So the correct thing is to always recompile
> ports to get the new version, the 'keep old libs' flags should be
> used with caution (this is why I prefer it to be opt-in and not
> opt-out).

The main reason for keeping the libraries is that it reduces the
number of breakages during the upgrade process, which can be a very
serious inconvenience, particularly if the forced update fails to
complete. In my experience the problem you describe is much less

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