About Freebsd 7.0 versus 6.3

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 21 10:55:57 PST 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 06:07:32PM +0000, Chris wrote:
> Interesting so I learnt 2 things here csup exists so no need to
> install cvsup and I should run 'make delete-old-libs' .  Basically I
> have done the following.

Well, you don't _have_ to (nobody is forcing you to do it). But if you
don't, old stuff piles up in your system.
> 1 - upgraded world and kernel, mergemaster etc.
> 2 - reinstalled all ports portupgrade -af
> 3 - installed compat6x
> I have not ran 'make delete-old-libs'

It doesn't run automatically, AFAIK. But maybe installing the compat6x
package had some effect? (I never bother to use compat packages).

> I thought the old libs were removed because after I booted up into the
> 7.0 world alot of ports didnt work as libs they linked to were missing
> so had to be recompiled anyway to even run.

My experience is that port upgrade tools cannot do everything. A major
upgrade is a good time to scrub your ports as well, again to get rid of
old stuff.

> Do I run 'make delete-old-libs'  in /usr/src ?


R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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