obsolete files?

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Sun Feb 22 01:42:34 PST 2004

On Saturday 21 February 2004 11:24 pm, jsha wrote:
> hello.
> does make world leave obsolete files on your system
> after install? without even the slightest effort to
> remove them?
> please say it isn't so. i like make world.

Worse, it is known to cause fatal situations where you have to use the 
fixit disk to recover your system or do a reinstall. If you upgrade a 
kernel that panics, you will be committed to using the bad build. The 
installworld being run after the installkernel and reboot to single 
user mode is for your protection.

FWIW, even installworld leaves obsolete files on your system at various 


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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