? about upgrading packages - strategy ?

Serguei Ostrovskii sostrovs at eng.kns.com
Fri Jul 14 07:03:36 PDT 2000


"Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote:

> 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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Hello,
I am not sure I understand reasons for recompiling  everything after an
upgrade of binutils.
Can you explain it, please ?
Sergey Ostrovsky
sostrovs at eng.kns.com

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