Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3645 closed task (fixed)

Update text on packagemanagement page

Reported by: rt Owned by: lfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.6
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


The current package management page (6.3), in the section on upgrading the toolchain, states

For micro version updates, a simple reinstallation usually works...

it then gives an example for upgrade of glibc 2.3.4 to 2.3.5. Glibc no longer has micro versions (neither does binutils), so wouldn't GCC be a better example to give in this regard?

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 7 years ago

We need to think this through a bit. I've updated both gcc and binutils on a system without problem. The only time I really feel compelled to rebuild everything for cause (e.g. not testing a new release of LFS/BLFS) is when package updates require a new glibc. I've only had that happen once in about the last 10 years.

I believe others have updated glibc too, but that's a bit trickier.

comment:2 by rt, 7 years ago

I have also updated minor versions of glibc, gcc and binutils on a running system without problems.

Last edited 7 years ago by rt (previous) (diff)

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 10672.

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