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Re: obsoleting shlibs - what's the plan

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 08:08:46AM -0700, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
 > >>I believe that programs linked against the old libraries
 > >>will not work or not work correctly when they start using
 > >>these libraries, i.e. when they call kerberos functions.
 > >
 > >Can you explain why?  Please assume that they worked correctly before
 > >the upgrade.
 > I'm afraid this is the reason I've sometimes had the "Oh, god, my system
 > is broken, time to wipe out pkgsrc and start over." Fortunately a 6YO P4
 > system is fast enough that I don't have to wait weeks for the recompile.
 > I'm not completely sure this is the reason, but once in a while (once or
 > twice a year at the most?) I've had to do this.

If this happens as a result of changes in the base system, it's a bug,
and should be corrected before it bites anyone else.

David A. Holland

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