safe to delete /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg libs
kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Nov 5 21:32:00 GMT 2005
On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 04:26:20PM -0500, Nicolas Blais wrote:
> When I update using portupgrade, sometimes replaced libs are sent
> to /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg, for backward compatibility I presume.
> My question is, how do I know if librairies in that folder are safe to delete?
> I checked today, and there are libs that are 8 months old which I assume
> aren't used since a newer version exists in /usr/local/lib and I always keep
> my system up to date, compiling from source.
Install the libchk port, which will tell you.
Of course, you should always make a backup first, just in case.
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