"Maintaining your installation" question
Stephan van Beerschoten
stephanb at whacky.net
Tue Jun 22 08:23:56 GMT 2004
As I realise this is a nice and way too broad subject, I do have a
question regarding the maintenance of -CURRENT systems in particular.
We see libraries being renewer, bumped up, build and eventually
installed during many -CURRENT buildworlds and installworlds and the
same goes for contributed parts of the base system like gdb (recent
example) and perl and lots lots more.
Is there a 'best practice' for getting rid of leftover 'old stuff': libs
binaries and files as well as (just for example) any updated perl or any
old doc files?
From time to time I find myself wondering through my lib/, bin/ and
sbin/ directories (and others) to see, using `ls -lt`, which files
haven't been updated lately. I then doublecheck to see if it is no
longer in the base and I make an educated guess whether or not I
can remove the file(s) without killing my system.
Lately I have done exactly this, and I ended up removing the
mount_kernfs (I think I got the exact filename here) binaries from a
4.10-STABLE upgrade I had just done, but what I didn't realize is that
the kernfs was still working and I wondered why it dissapeared from the
Again, this is even more accurate for -CURRENT systems and I just wanted
to hear any thoughts or proven solutions to this matter.
Stephan van Beerschoten [KeyID: 0x08F12864]
"If you are adminstering UNIX systems and don't master tools
such as make, shell, and perl, then you are working too hard."
-- Wietse Venema. Fri, 12 Dec 2003
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