Outdated lib*_p.a files

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Mon May 9 20:54:16 PDT 2005

In the last episode (May 09), Jason C. Wells said:
> I run a homegrown script after upgrades to find outdated binaries.  I have 
> a bunch of files name /usr/lib/lib*_p.a that predate my recent upgrade to 
> 5.4-RELEASE.  What are these?  Can they be deleted without harm?

Those are versions of libraries built with profiling code.  If you have
NOPROFILE set in your make.conf, you should remove them from /usr/lib.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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