/usr/lib/compat and updates

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 17:31:44 PST 2008

On 1/16/08, Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:
> Just following-up to myself, please correct me if I got anything wrong...
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> > 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).
> >From what I can tell, the admin missed the "installworld" step when he
> landed at 5.5 (probably got distracted and resumed later).
> > As best I can tell "COMPAT4X" was set in /etc/make.conf on the machine in
> > question.
> It was...
> > Can anyone help me understand where in the update process the compat libs are
> > updated and which files correspond to which release?
> >From what I can see, in 5.x there is a /usr/src/lib/compat/4x-arch
> directory.  If "COMPAT4X" is set in make.conf, buildworld/installworld
> will descend into that directory and build/install the compat libs.
> After digging around the 6.x and newer source trees, it appears that the
> ability to build the old libraries is gone.  If it's not gone, it has
> moved to a location I can't find. :)  If you go directly from 4.x to 6.x,
> the compat4x port in misc is how you get your libs.
> Correct?
That is correct.


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