what to do when a package updates

Marc Heerdink marc_heerdink at softhome.net
Tue Mar 20 12:24:34 PST 2001

Gerard Beekmans wrote on Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:17:20 -0500:
> I'm not adding gcc 2.95.3 and glibc 2.2.2 to the book quite yet. I think it 
> best to conduct more tests. Didn't you build X403 with glibc-2.2.2/gcc-2.95.3 
> successfully as well? or were you going to try?
Yup. XFree 4.0.3 contains fixes for the glibc 2.2.2 problems.

> I usually build XFree86, QT and KDE when testing a new compiler (glibc is a 
> good test as well which is arleady conducted during LFS' installation). If 
> those 4 packages (fourth being glibc) compile and the produced binaries work 
> ok, I'd consider the new compiler and/or glibc version good enough.
/me never builds KDE. I have successfully build XFree86 and QT though, and this
didn't give me trouble.

> So if somebody can take the time to install a bunch of big packages (not 
> necessarily qt and kde, those two just make heavy use of the compiler so I 
> think it to be a good test) and see if they all hold up.
I'll do Gnome 1.4 release candidate 1 tonight.

There is no programming language, no matter how structured,
that will prevent programmers from writing bad programs.
- L. Flon

Marc Heerdink
marc_heerdink at softhome.net

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