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

Alex Dupre ale at FreeBSD.org
Wed Dec 12 09:08:11 UTC 2012

Kevin Oberman ha scritto:
>> 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
>> significant.
> It does eliminate the instant breakage of lots and lots of stuff, but
> it can lead to hard to track down issues later.

Exactly. Moreover the pcre version bump was not necessary, we created a
problem where it wasn't. I'd say that when there are shared library
bumps the commits should be checked and reviewed by multiple eyes.

Alex Dupre

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