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Old 11-03-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Angers, France
Distribution: SuSE 10.0
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Question about updating libaries

some libaries got updated very frequently
what is the general rule when updating libaries ?
especially shared libaries.
cos you can't just deleted it
can i just keep the old ones around and pretend they dont exist?
or there is a way to remove them safely

can anyone shine some light on this point ?
coz it is a quite useful skill (eg: glib needs update so often)

thanks !
Old 11-03-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: --------- Gentoo-2004.2 [2.6.8] Redhat-9 [2.6.6]
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You dont have to worry about dependencies [libraries], your package manager takes care of that. In my opinion deleting libraries manually is not a good idea.One of the main reasons ,I switched to gentoo is Portage[package manager], couldn't bear the dependency problems in rpm based distro's.


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