? about upgrading packages - strategy ?

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Thu Jul 13 18:20:19 PDT 2000


If you upgrade binutils, then you should recompile everything.
I recommend this anyway as there are problems with binutils-2.9.5.x.x.
If you upgrade ncurses, then I recommend that you only upgrade bash.
I have done this myself today and I have no problems so far with the new
ncurses.

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

"J.A. Neitzel" wrote:

> Can anyone give a perspective on this?
>
> I would like to upgrade the following packages:
> 1. from Binutils (2.9.5.x.x)  to  Binutils (2.10)
> --<and maybe>--
> 2. from Ncurses (5.0)  to  Ncurses (5.1)
>
> My question is this, "If I choose to do this, what other packages in
> the book must I rebuild? Can I do it without having to go back and
> recompile every other package from scratch?"
>
> Probably, I would at least have to rebuild GCC and GLIBC. What are
> the things I should look at to know which software I would have to
> redo... I know `ldd <filename>` tells me a lot about libs I need to
> keep around... But, perhaps this is not relevant to my question.
>
> My LFS works as it stands. I don't want to horribly break
> anything..! ;-) I would welcome any suggestions...
> --
> Regards,
> J.A. Neitzel
> jan at belvento.org
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