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Old 10-24-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
Bruce Hill
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symlinks in / directory


I've got a lot of symlinks that were created in my / directory.
I suspect them to be from running *gdb* with Scribus, but
don't really know. Could this be some debugging output, and
is it safe to remove these links?
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 17:12 libabout.so -> libabout.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 17:12 libabout.so.0 -> libabout.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    16 2004-10-11 10:25 libcdio.so -> libcdio.so.0.2.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    16 2004-10-11 10:25 libcdio.so.0 -> libcdio.so.0.2.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    22 2004-09-30 17:12 libcharselect.so -> libcharselect.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    22 2004-09-30 17:12 libcharselect.so.0 -> libcharselect.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 17:12 libcsvim.so -> libcsvim.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 17:12 libcsvim.so.0 -> libcsvim.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libfontpreview.so -> libfontpreview.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libfontpreview.so.0 -> libfontpreview.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    20 2004-09-30 17:12 libimportps.so -> libimportps.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    20 2004-09-30 17:12 libimportps.so.0 -> libimportps.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    19 2004-10-11 10:25 libiso9660.so -> libiso9660.so.2.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    19 2004-10-11 10:25 libiso9660.so.2 -> libiso9660.so.2.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 15:37 liblcms.so -> liblcms.so.1.0.13
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 15:37 liblcms.so.1 -> liblcms.so.1.0.13
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    33 2004-09-30 17:12 libnewfromtemplateplugin.so -> libnewfromtemplateplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    33 2004-09-30 17:12 libnewfromtemplateplugin.so.0 -> libnewfromtemplateplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    15 2004-09-30 17:12 libpdf.so -> libpdf.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    15 2004-09-30 17:12 libpdf.so.0 -> libpdf.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    22 2004-09-30 17:12 libpostscript.so -> libpostscript.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    22 2004-09-30 17:12 libpostscript.so.0 -> libpostscript.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libpreferences.so -> libpreferences.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libpreferences.so.0 -> libpreferences.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    19 2004-09-30 17:12 libpreview.so -> libpreview.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    19 2004-09-30 17:12 libpreview.so.0 -> libpreview.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    32 2004-09-30 17:12 libsaveastemplateplugin.so -> libsaveastemplateplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    32 2004-09-30 17:12 libsaveastemplateplugin.so.0 -> libsaveastemplateplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    31 2004-09-30 17:12 libscribusexportpixmap.so -> libscribusexportpixmap.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    31 2004-09-30 17:12 libscribusexportpixmap.so.0 -> libscribusexportpixmap.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    24 2004-09-30 17:12 libscriptplugin.so -> libscriptplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    24 2004-09-30 17:12 libscriptplugin.so.0 -> libscriptplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libsvgexplugin.so -> libsvgexplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libsvgexplugin.so.0 -> libsvgexplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libsvgimplugin.so -> libsvgimplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    23 2004-09-30 17:12 libsvgimplugin.so.0 -> libsvgimplugin.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 17:12 libtxtim.so -> libtxtim.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    17 2004-09-30 17:12 libtxtim.so.0 -> libtxtim.so.0.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    19 2004-10-11 07:56 libvcdinfo.so -> libvcdinfo.so.0.0.1
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    19 2004-10-11 07:56 libvcdinfo.so.0 -> libvcdinfo.so.0.0.1
 
Old 10-24-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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Should be safe to remove all links of this nature, I'd only recommend moving the actual lib files to /usr/lib or /usr/local/lib and then create the links there. You might be able to get away in attempting to move them all to /usr/lib without breaking the links, since they seem to all point to existing files in the same directory, etc.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
Bruce Hill
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Thanks, Drew. That confirms it for me, as this was the output I got earlier
Code:
root@james:/# locate libabout.so
/usr/local/lib/scribus/libs/libabout.so
/usr/local/lib/scribus/libs/libabout.so.0
/usr/local/lib/scribus/libs/libabout.so.0.0.0
/home/mingdao/cvs/Scribus/scribus/libabout/.libs/libabout.so
/home/mingdao/cvs/Scribus/scribus/libabout/.libs/libabout.so.0
/home/mingdao/cvs/Scribus/scribus/libabout/.libs/libabout.so.0.0.0
/libabout.so
/libabout.so.0
I suspected they were somehow created with I ran gdb with Scribus
to try and duplicate a crash. They're only Scribus libs it seems.

Is there a way to remove every one of these links from / at once?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
Thanks, Drew. That confirms it for me, as this was the output I got earlier
Code:
root@james:/# locate libabout.so
/usr/local/lib/scribus/libs/libabout.so
/usr/local/lib/scribus/libs/libabout.so.0
/usr/local/lib/scribus/libs/libabout.so.0.0.0
/home/mingdao/cvs/Scribus/scribus/libabout/.libs/libabout.so
/home/mingdao/cvs/Scribus/scribus/libabout/.libs/libabout.so.0
/home/mingdao/cvs/Scribus/scribus/libabout/.libs/libabout.so.0.0.0
/libabout.so
/libabout.so.0
I suspected they were somehow created with I ran gdb with Scribus
to try and duplicate a crash. They're only Scribus libs it seems.

Is there a way to remove every one of these links from / at once?
Probably the easiest way since they all have "so" in their name is to just do a:

rm *so*

You wouldn't want to do a rm lib* since you most likely have a lib/ directory in your / directory..

Of if you really want to play it safe, instead of rm do a mv command and move them to maybe /tmp. Then remove them inside of tmp when you've confirmed it didn't move any needed files.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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That did it alright. I followed your advice to mv them and tested
Scribus. It works okay. I'll rm them from /tmp. Thanks for your help!
 
  


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