Subject: Re: DESTDIR build does not use newly built libraries in libasn1?
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/19/2000 09:59:26
Think "upgrade from a.out to elf"

I did my upgrade by hand and that required a lot of static linking 
temporarily and installing stuff into a new area so I could rebuild the tree
correctly. Attempting to get all the binaries required was fun. This would have
been next to impossible to automate as part of a "make build" from any point
in the past.

(Or at a minimum the automation would have been a complete one-off to support
a one time thing which again is pretty meaningless)


>On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 06:25:08PM -0700, David Querbach wrote:
>> Would it be unreasonable to promise that -current would always be able to
>> build under the latest official stable release?
>When upgrading parts of the toolchain, for a very wide definition of toolchain,
>sometimes a very strict sequence of operations has to be done, which is easier
>formulated as a instructions to a human.
>Think "rpcgen".
>	-is