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Date:      Sat, 17 Jan 2009 15:17:15 +0000
From:      Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk>
To:        Zbigniew Szalbot <zszalbot@gmail.com>
Cc:        User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Performing installed ports upgrade / leaving some software intact
Message-ID:  <20090117151715.GA39407@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk>
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On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 07:17:27AM +0100, Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>
> Hello,
> 
> >> 1/ backing up the hacked [mailman] files and restoring them later (but I
> >> will
> >> overwrite the newer files with older ones perhaps breaking something).
> >> 2/ making them read only (but the end result will be the same and
> >> upgrading as root I will overwrite them anyway).
> >
> > Keep in mind mailman is all python.  There really is nothing to recompile
> > after a system upgrade.  (Unless you are upgrading python which you aren't).
> 
> I am not so sure. According to
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html
> 
> "All third party software will now need to be rebuilt and
> re-installed. This is required as installed software may depend on
> libraries which have been removed during the upgrade process. The
> ports-mgmt/portupgrade command may be used to automate this process.
> The following commands may be used to begin this process:"

This is prefaced by:

"Note: Depending on whether any libraries version numbers got bumped,
there may only be two install phases instead of three."

Rebuilding all the installed ports being the third phase.

Since you're just going from 7.0 to 7.1 this shouldn't be the case
unless specifically mentioned in /usr/src/UPDATING

<snip>

Regards,

-- 

 Frank 


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