Files left over from a installworld

Alistair Sutton alistair.sutton at
Wed Nov 9 13:29:10 GMT 2005

On 09/11/05, Richard Jones <richard at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been continuously upgrading my machine from (I think) RELEASE-4.8,
> and I'm beginning to see lots of cruft from older releases accumulating.
> What are the list's feelings on deleting the majority of files listed
> by:
> find / /usr -xdev -mtime +7
> There are plenty there that I created or belong the packages e.g.
> /etc/mail/$ and /etc/X11/XFConfig
> but what about, for example:
> /etc/netconfig
> /etc/pam.d/ftpd
> /etc/periodic/daily/100.clean-disks
> /etc/
> /sbin/ip6fw
> /sbin/ilmid
> /lib/
> /lib/
> /rescue/ipmon
> Obviously dollops of common sense are needed, but has anyone attempted
> to formalize this type spring cleaning?

There is something that was committed to -CURRENT a month or so ago
that will delete out-of-date files but I can't remember what the name
of it is.

I'm sure it'll get MFCed from -CURRENT at some point once it becomes
more stable.


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