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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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