Subject: Re: Using obsolete.* files _outside of_ sysinst?
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/2002 23:20:42
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 10:54:12PM +0100, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> Paul Goyette wrote:
> > 1. It might accidentally rm -rf /   :)
> Hopefully noone would put / to obsolete list :)
> > 2. There are lots of things listed in the obsolete.* files which
> >    are actually replaced by new files.  Lots of include files...
> >    If I did this, then I would have to run through a new ``make
> >    install'' to get them back!  :)
> There shouldn't be any files which are replaced with new files.
> The obsolete* lists should only include files which no longer exist.
> Can you provide an example of such incorrect entries?

In eventually remove some exiting files or directories, when these
files or directories were symlinks in previous releases (there's a few
of them in /usr/includes), otherwise pax would break on it.

Manuel Bouyer <>