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Old 06-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Harry Putnam
 
Default Problems relating to /usr/lib/libmpfr, is this fix safe

The following comments turned up in my elogs recently:

------- --------- ---=--- --------- -------
>>> Messages generated for package dev-libs/mpfr-3.0.0 by
process 12988 on 20100622-081454 CDT:-

WARN: postinst
Old versions of installed libraries were detected on your system.
In order to avoid breaking packages that depend on these old libs,
the libraries are not being removed. You need to run revdep-rebuild
in order to remove these old dependencies. If you do not have this
helper program, simply emerge the 'gentoolkit' package.

# revdep-rebuild --library libmpfr.so.1

Once you've finished running revdep-rebuild, it should be safe to
delete the old libraries. Here is a copy & paste for the lazy:
# rm '/usr/lib/libmpfr.so.1'
------- --------- ---=--- --------- --------

I know there is or was recently a bug that shows more argument than
resolution about this problem at:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324763

Best I could tell was not install mpfr-3.0.0 version yet.

So wondering if it is safe to follow the procedure suggested above.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 05:00 PM
walt
 
Default Problems relating to /usr/lib/libmpfr, is this fix safe

On 06/23/2010 08:16 AM, Harry Putnam wrote:


The following comments turned up in my elogs recently:

------- --------- ---=--- --------- -------

Messages generated for package dev-libs/mpfr-3.0.0 by

process 12988 on 20100622-081454 CDT:-

WARN: postinst
Old versions of installed libraries were detected on your system.
In order to avoid breaking packages that depend on these old libs,
the libraries are not being removed. You need to run revdep-rebuild
in order to remove these old dependencies. If you do not have this
helper program, simply emerge the 'gentoolkit' package.

# revdep-rebuild --library libmpfr.so.1

Once you've finished running revdep-rebuild, it should be safe to
delete the old libraries. Here is a copy& paste for the lazy:
# rm '/usr/lib/libmpfr.so.1'
------- --------- ---=--- --------- --------

I know there is or was recently a bug that shows more argument than
resolution about this problem at:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324763

Best I could tell was not install mpfr-3.0.0 version yet.

So wondering if it is safe to follow the procedure suggested above.


Just make sure to rebuild any version of gcc you plan to keep *before*
you delete the old libmpfr.so.1. Any version of gcc you already have
will be linked against it, so don't delete it until gcc doesn't need
it any longer.
 

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