Subject: Re: Obsolete files?
To: Quentin Garnier <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/2007 07:53:09
On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 04:05:22AM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 02:15:16AM +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > Why is postinstall listing old share libraries? I don't think it's a 
> > good idea to remove old shared libraries.
> > Can anyone tell me why it's a good idea?
> > Just upgraded one machine from 4.99.19 to 4.99.24, and among others, 
> > came up on my list...
> It won't remove lib<lib>.major, but removing lib<lib>.major.minor is
> fine.

From memory we don't put old shared libraries (even minor versions)
in the 'obsolete' file list (which would make postinstall delete them).
However it has some other rules for (at least some) shared libraries
and a command-line option to delete old copies.


David Laight: