On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:17:08PM +0200, Mel Flynn wrote: > On Thursday 16 April 2009 07:15:05 Roland Smith wrote: > > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:49:43AM +0400, Eugene L. wrote: > > > I am planning to update to CURRENT, been reading freebsd-current for > > > some time, apparently some ports require rebuilding as they are kernel > > > specific, like hal, so I wonder how to rebuild those ports automatically? > > > > If you switch to another major version of FreeBSD, the best course is to > > remove and reinstall all ports. > > All ports depending on libc. Which is everything except > scripts. Removal isn't necessary. ports-mgmt/portmaster is one of > those scripts that doesn't need recompilation and can be used to force > recompilation of all ports that need it. Two for one deal.
Unfortunately, no port management tool deals completely with this situation. The libc version isn't listed as a dependency, AFAIK. I tend to make a list of all installed ports (with portmaster -L), wipe all ports and remove any remains from /usr/local. Then reinstall all ports listed as 'root ports' and 'leaf ports' in said list. This makes sure you have a clean and consistent set of ports. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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