Quoting Kris Kennaway :

> Chris H. wrote:
>
>> While not a recommended substitution for "good housekeeping". I thought it
>> worth mentioning:
>> LIBMAP.CONF(5)
>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?q...SE&format=html

>
> This can be used safely sometimes, but it is dangerous when
> attempting to work around library version issues. In general,
> library version numbers change because the libraries are
> incompatible, and if you force the issue with libmap (or its cruder
> cousin, ln -s) you will begin to enumerate the ways in which they are
> not compatible when your application crashes or misbehaves.
>
> Using libmap should not be thought of as a solution unless you know
> what you are doing and can verify that it is safe on a case by case
> basis.
>
> This may sound like pedantic advice, but I have dealt with many
> mailing list users who are all up in arms about "how crap the ports
> collection has become..nothing works any more...freebsd is
> dying...and *mumble mumble* when I botched an upgrade a few months
> ago I symlinked all the missing libraries to new versions...don't do
> that you say? But that cannot possibly be related...oh wait it was,
> okbye."


I quite agree, and wasn't trying to advocate it's use for this sort of
thing - see; not a recommended substitution for "good housekeeping".
But thought it might be worth mentioning just the same.

--Chris H

P.S. I think pedantic frequently gets a bad rap.

>
> Kris
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