Subject: Re: Obsolete files?
To: Quentin Garnier <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/23/2007 12:01:02
David Laight skrev:
> 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.

It would appear your memory is wrong, since it did just that for me 
without any command-line options at all.


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