Purpose of /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg?

Walter Hurry walterhurry at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 18:08:24 UTC 2013

On Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:05:19 -0700, Charles Swiger wrote:

> Hi--
> On Jul 16, 2013, at 9:57 AM, Walter Hurry <walterhurry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What is the purpose of /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg?
> It holds old versions of shared libraries which were once used by
> installed ports.
>> As far as I can see, in a properly organised system, all the shared
>> libraries in there should be redundant.
> True, assuming you've recompiled all of your ports to use the latest
> versions. However, if you ever have to roll something back, it will
> continue to work if these old shared libs are available.
>> If this is correct, is there an easy way to clear them out, or should I
>> just rm?
> If you're low on space, sure, you can just rm them.  Don't bother
> otherwise...
Thanks. No, I'm not desperately low on space; I just like to keep things 

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