/usr/lib/compat and updates

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Tue Jan 15 01:08:53 PST 2008

Hi all,

I've been doing a number of 4.11 -> 5.5 -> 6.2 upgrades.  All of them I've 
done have gone very well.  One that was handled by someone else following 
my step-by-step directions ended up missing some items from 
/usr/lib/compat and all the timestamps on the files in that directory are 
quite old (2002 and 2005).

As best I can tell "COMPAT4X" was set in /etc/make.conf on the machine in 

Can anyone help me understand where in the update process the compat libs 
are updated and which files correspond to which release?



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