Sometimes you need to recompile several or all third party libraries in the project you develop. This may happen if you need to switch to another compiler or upgrade version of existing ones.
If you have a lot of libraries in the project you will fix error by error. Third party interfaces are changed. But you can not test everything while you complete fixing all errors.
So it would be good to update piece by piece.
Approaches to achieve update with small pieces described below. Probably you will not find something tricky, but it is good to have small tricks collected in one place. This may be especially useful when you are stuck and bored. This article may help quickly refresh approaches which may be considered to go on.