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Re: ldso remove warning

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:08:29 -0700, "Greg Wiley" <greg@orthogony.com> wrote:

> Just slightly confused here.  I tried the deborphan package on
> a testing machine today and was given a list of packages to
> remove.  They included ldso.  Now, I was pretty sure ldso
> is an important package so I checked using dselect.  Hey, ldso
> is in opt/oldlibs.
> So I go ahead and try the removal but here is what I get:
>     WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed
>     This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
>       ldso
>     0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
>     Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 684kB will be freed.
>     You are about to do something potentially harmful
>     To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
>     ?]
>     Abort.
> The 'Abort' is because I didn't type in that phrase.  Can I safely
> remove this package?  Why is ldso in oldlibs?

I removed it a while ago from a machine tracking unstable, and have seen
no ill effects.  So, it must be true that it is no longer necessary.

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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