Dependency hell

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Apr 19 10:48:13 PDT 2004

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

> 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?:(

Yes.  The developers of the library chose not to maintain backward
compatibility.  Fortunately, this type of occurrence is rare.

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