Dependency hell

Ziller, James James.Ziller at
Mon Apr 19 07:28:55 PDT 2004

So in other words I do have to recompile everything that depends on a given
library just because that library is updated to a slightly newer version?:(


-----Original Message-----
From: lowell at [mailto:lowell at] 
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 9:20 AM
To: Ziller, James
Cc: 'freebsd-questions at'
Subject: Re: Dependency hell

"Ziller, James" <James.Ziller at> writes:

> Making a simple symlink from to will allow 
> xterm to run again - but of course that's a dirty disgusting way to do 
> things. From what I understood, pkgdb is the tool to fix this, but 
> running pkgdb -F will not prompt me to change xterm dependencies from 
> to

No, that's not the tool to fix it.

As /usr/ports/UPDATING would tell you, do a 
"portupgrade -fr textproc/expat2".

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