A reason for major ports update?
micahjon at ywave.com
Mon Feb 27 20:17:28 PST 2006
Steve Lake wrote:
> Ok, call me the curious cat, but I just cvsupped my ports tonight
> looking for a patch to Xine to fix a problem with MKV playback under KDE
> 3.5 and got quite the shocker. There were about 101 ports that said
> they needed to be upgraded. The part that's the kicker is I just
> upgraded everything about 3 weeks ago. Did I miss something or did
> something big come down the pipe that caused a major number of ports to
> be updated? Or is this just coincidence? Just curious.
As was already pointed out, libtool has changed/updated. For future
reference, /usr/ports/UPDATING and http://www.freshports.org are good
places to check when you see massive updates like this. This one is, in
fact, explained in UPDATING. Since libtool is a build dependency you're
probably safe not upgrading everything unless you're like me and depend
on portversion/pkg_version to tell you when things need updating.
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