64btt cvsup?

Richard Coleman richardcoleman at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 26 14:17:59 PST 2004

John Polstra wrote:

> OK, that's better than I thought.  But what about old executables such
> as installed ports?  Remember, this thread got started because some
> people thought old CVSup binaries worked, and some people thought they
> didn't.  (We still don't know.)
> What happens to somebody who upgrades to a 64-bit time_t system and
> then installs a binary package that was built back in the 32-bit
> time_t days?
> Lots of things can go wrong here.
> John

You've got to rebuild everything (kernel, work, ports, everything).  Or 
you can ruin your whole day.

But surprisingly enough, since I flipped over to 64 bit time_t, I've 
encountered less problems that I expected.  But I'm only using about 25 
ports on my sparc box (all of which I rebuilt).

Richard Coleman
richardcoleman at mindspring.com

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