Subject: Re: pkgsrc sickness
To: Rene Hexel <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2002 11:30:36
On 21 Aug 2002, Rene Hexel wrote:

> > Although, if there is a big version change (major version), I guess applications
> > will stop working properly...

No, not really. The old major should be still be around (with
pkg_hack, I believe with pkg_tarup, too).

>   This, of course, also applies to setting DEPENDS_TARGET=replace.  If
> the ABI of a prerequisite library changes, dependent packages will lose
> horribly with 'make replace' or 'pkg_add -u'.

Only if it change *without* a major bump, and if it does that,
all binary packages that depend on it are already broken, too,
so upgrading in place doesn't create any new problems.