Subject: Re: Obsolete files?
To: NetBSD/current <>
From: Martin S. Weber <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/2007 11:14:04

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.

I'm an idiot, I know, but when I installed 4.0 beta2 on a machine
previously running 4.99.17, I killed my libc.12.149 with 
postinstall obsolete and machine was borked, then... I don't
remember what "other" libc was still there; but even the tools
in /rescue complained (probably by calling something else - I
couldn't use /rescue/shutdown for example [wall failed?]).
...which is surprising because they should come from one of
the .tgz's
...whose contents should not depend on an "obsolete" lib ??

I'm an idiot, I know, but I'll try to no longer delete
"obsolete" shared libs.