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Tue Mar 3 15:30:56 UTC 2020
On Tue, 3 Mar 2020 18:16:37 +0300, Yuri Pankov wrote:
> On 03.03.2020 18:07, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Tue, 3 Mar 2020 17:13:50 +0300, Yuri Pankov wrote:
> >> On 03.03.2020 16:07, Robert Huff wrote:
> >>> tech-lists writes:
> >>>> Is a reboot required after make delete-old ?
> >>> I don't think so.
> >>> But you might want to re-run ldconfig.
> >> I don't think delete-old deletes shared libraries (and that's the answer
> >> for original question, you don't need to reboot), there's
> >> delete-old-libs for that, more so, running ldconfig (the binary) can be
> >> harmful, if needed there's a ldconfig service; not sure which one you meant.
> > According to /usr/src/Makefile's comment header, the
> > step "make delete-old" is followed by a reboot (in
> > combination with the 2nd mergemaster run, after
> > "make installworld"), while "make delete-old-libs"
> > is performed after the reboot, without a further one.
> > In /usr/src/Makefile, you can find the following order:
> > # For individuals wanting to upgrade their sources (even if only a
> > # delta of a few days):
> > #
> > # 1. `cd /usr/src' (or to the directory containing your source tree).
> > # 2. `make buildworld'
> > # 3. `make buildkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
> > # 4. `make installkernel KERNCONF=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE' (default is GENERIC).
> > # [steps 3. & 4. can be combined by using the "kernel" target]
> > # 5. `reboot' (in single user mode: boot -s from the loader prompt).
> > # 6. `mergemaster -p'
> > # 7. `make installworld'
> > # 8. `mergemaster' (you may wish to use -i, along with -U or -F).
> > # 9. `make delete-old'
> > # 10. `reboot'
> > # 11. `make delete-old-libs' (in case no 3rd party program uses them anymore)
> > Additional information from "man 7 build":
> > delete-old Delete obsolete base system files and directories inter-
> > actively. When -DBATCH_DELETE_OLD_FILES is specified at
> > the command line, the delete operation will be non-in-
> > teractive. The variables DESTDIR, TARGET_ARCH and
> > TARGET should be set as with "make installworld".
> > delete-old-libs Delete obsolete base system libraries interactively.
> > This target should only be used if no third party soft-
> > ware uses these libraries. When
> > -DBATCH_DELETE_OLD_FILES is specified at the command
> > line, the delete operation will be non-interactive. The
> > variables DESTDIR, TARGET_ARCH and TARGET should be set
> > as with "make installworld".
> > To conclude this into an answer that matches existing
> > documentation:
> > Yes, "make delete-old" requires a reboot. :-)
> It's the 'installworld' (7) and 'mergemaster' (8) steps that require a
> reboot, and 'delete-old' (9) being immediately followed by 'reboot' (10)
> step does NOT mean 'delete-old' requires 'reboot'.
The documentation suggests that the "make delete-old" step
happens in single-user mode (which you entered in step 5).
So in this "limited mode", deleting libraries is safer than
doing this in a state where 3rd party programs might use
them (as it would typically happen in multi-user mode).
This whole setting is to make the process safer. So when
you do the "make delete-old" step in the setting it is
suggested for, i. e., in single-user mode, you'll have
to exit that mode, and the step the documentation uses
here is "reboot" (to make sure everything previously
installed by "make installworld") is in place during
a system startup; just using "exit" to continue into
multi-user mode doesn't sound convincing...
> You can actually
> skip the step 9, as steps 7 and 8 are what already made the files
> obsolete, and the only problem (that I can think of) from skipping is
> obsolete header files picked up when compiling, and removing those
> doesn't require a reboot.
The documentation doesn't mention header files (even though
they usually belong to libraries) - it talks about "obsolete
base system libraries". As I said, the documentation seems
to explain what's the _safest_ way of doing things. Of
course nothing stops you from skipping steps, or doing
them in a different order.
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