Locales, iconv, strings, stdtime updated together: Full build required

John Marino dragonflybsd at marino.st
Sun Sep 29 05:04:07 PDT 2013

The libiconv update ended up requiring a major update to libc, including
strings and stdtime.  Additionally, locales/ctype handling had to be
updated as well as all of these things are interdependent.  The patch
involves 831 files and is 3.6M in size.  I'd like to thank Joris for
reviewing the libc changes and identifying some unnecessary changes that
we ended up removing.

For likely several reasons, a full buildworld will be required again.

This will probably break many previously built packages on 3.6.  We
can't have both ports libiconv and native libiconv headers existing
together.  All of ports needs to be rebuilt.  It will be a couple of
days for the prebuilt packages to get put into place.  Unfortunately
this is one of those risks for running on the bleeding edge (and it may
even happen again if we turn on library versioning before 3.6 is
released!).  If you don't need to update to HEAD for other reasons, I'd
recommend waiting a couple of days to do so.

On a related topic, if you are updating to head from a verson older than
say mid-May, you need to update in this order:

make buildworld
make buildkernel
make installworld
make installkernel
make upgrade

Somewhere in the late May timeframe, it become required to update the
kernel along with the world.  If you fail to do this, a lot of commands
will fail with some sort of "file descriptor" error.  Normally you can
just roll back the world as this is automatically saved at installworld,
but if you do it after this commit, you'll have serious problems because
of the change in headers (particulary sys/types).  I ran into this
myself and I had to download a couple of headers to get back on track.

This is probably going to be a problem for people trying to upgrade from
3.4 to 3.6, I think a lot of people could run into this file descriptor
issue if they don't build world and kernel together.

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