Ports and updating 6.2-STABLE to 7.0-PRERELEASE

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Fri Oct 19 14:52:28 PDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 03:57:08PM -0500, Doug Poland wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just updated my system to 7.0-PRERELEASE from 6.2-STABLE on i386 and I 
> was wondering what the recommendation is for ports.  Specifically, is it 
> necessary to rebuild all ports?
> So far, I haven't rebuilt any ports and haven't had any problems...

It is not strictly necessary to rebuild all ports, but I would recommend it
and if you start to install any new ports then you should rebuild all the
old ones first.

Having some ports linked against 6.x libraries while some are linked
against 7.x libraries can very easily lead to problems.
(If one of your old ports (linked against 6.x libraries) provides some
library which is used by one of the new ports (using 7.x libraries) then the
new port can end up using two version of the same system library - both the
6.x version and the 7.x version.  This will almost certainly not work

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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