Upgrading to 7.x : make check-old

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Sun Oct 5 21:06:33 UTC 2008

Wolfgang Zenker wrote:
> Hi,
> * Dan Langille <dan at langille.org> [081004 00:18]:
>> Folks:
>> I have upgraded a server from 6.3 to 7.0.  That went rather smoothly.  I 
>> have a question about removing old libraries via make delete-old.
>> Given the list of old libraries shown at the end of this URL:
>>   http://www.freebsddiary.org/upgrade-6.3-to-7.0.php
>> Is that list more or less expected?  From what I can tell, it's pretty 
>> safe to now do a make delete-old-libs.  Do you concur?
> that depends on you having updated all ports/packages as well as the
> base system. 

I did that.  I made sure of that.

> I think I used a tool that checks which shared libraries are
> used by which program but can't remember how it was called; but anyway you
> can simply use ldd on your binaries in /usr/local/* to check if any of
> them still use one of the old libs.

Is this correct: Worst case: some ports stop running?

If so, I can live with that.  :o

Thank you.

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