Subject: Re: Removing old libraries after an upgrade
To: Jared D. McNeill <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/05/2001 10:08:28
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> I just came up with a script to get a list of all old libraries -- anybody
> care to comment on it? It seems to work for me..
I did a "ls -lut" and I could see that my system uses both libc.so.12.40
and libc.so.12.62.1 -- okay your script shows these two.
I also use both libtermcap.so.0.4 and libtermcap.so.0.0, but your script
only showed one. Also, I use two libz's libz.so.0.1 and libz.so.0.2, but
your script only showed one.
Your script also didn't show some other libraries that I use like
libamu.so.1.1, libcrypt.so.0.0 libdes.so.5.1, ...
> Is there anyway to write a quick script to get rid of old versions of
> libraries? It's getting rediculous:
What about old libraries that are still used?
What if you built and installed some libraries that were put in /usr/lib?
I think the best way to check is to look at the last access time of the
libraries and also write a script that looks at all the system's
executables to see what libraries they use.
Jeremy C. Reed