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 10:30:36
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > 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, ...
> It's supposed to show anything that isn't the highest version (so if you
> have libamu.so.1.0 and libamu.so.1.1, it'll just show libamu.so.1.0). I
It appears as if both are used on my system. I don't know if the newer
version is backwards compatible.
> Shouldn't for example libc.so.12.71 be binary compatible with libc.so.12.62 ?
It appears that both are being used. Maybe I should remove one and then
make it symlink to the newer. I don't know if they are compatible.
> I don't want to over-think the process.. I have a very simple merge script
> I wrote to update /etc that isn't perfect but does the job nicely. I need
> something quick and handy like that to save myself from ripping my hair
> out later on.
Interesting. I also wrote a script to help update /etc. My script is at
http://www.reedmedia.net/misc/netbsd/update_etc/. (I should rename it,
because it's use is beyond "etc".)
Jeremy C. Reed