"Maintaining your installation" question

Danny Pansters danny at ricin.com
Wed Jun 23 00:15:42 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 22 June 2004 10:23, Stephan van Beerschoten wrote:
> 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?

Reinstalling from the latest CURRENT release, then restoring the rest from 
packages or so. I think that's the best and fastest way to clean up after, 
say, a year. Unless hardware rot comes to you sooner of course :)


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