smitty1e (smitty1e) wrote in gentoo,
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Keepin' that Gentoo love-hate alive

Did a DirectFb update yesterday, with a highly keyworded/unmasked system, and it turned out that anything involved with gtk+ was tits-up because the libdirectfb-0.9.2.so was gone.
So I had the fun of repeatedly trying startx (a total of three times) and putting symlinks in /usr/lib to forward to the new version.
Everything is easy when you know how to do it, but that seems like a fairly avoidable PITA. If I was a greener FNG, I'd have been stymied.
So I gripe aloud: is there a cleaner way of knowing when a new library version is going to punk me, or is this just cost-of-doing-business?
That is all.
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