Hey folks, I'm running 6.2-p8 and was trying to clean up my "portsclean -L" output today. It was reporting tons of duplicate libraries in /usr/X11R6 and /usr/local even though X11R6 is an alias to /usr/local. I tracked the problem to portclean's use of `ldconfig -elf -r` which was reporting directories and libraries in /usr/X11R6. I read the ldconfig manpage in an attempt to understand more and saw this line: -v Switch on verbose mode.
I told myself, "Self, the '-v' option may allow you to determine what's going on. It can't help knowing more!" Alas, the "-v" option doesn't behave as advertised. Instead it clears the shared library cache (reference: http://www.parsed.org/tip/231/). An empty shared library cache means all dynamically-linked programs fail. This has the wonderful side-effect of preventing me from logging into the box to fix it (I logged off before I figured this out). "Reboot and all will be well," you say? Yes, on boot /etc/rc.d/ldconfig is run and it builds the shared library cache. Unfortunately, the box is 1,000 miles away in my apartment. :( This brings me to the question: Is the "-v" option broken or is the documentation out of date? Thanks, -Jon _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"