On 5/2/19 1:52 AM, Consus wrote: > Hi, > > I've upgraded my systems from 6.4 to 6.5 without a glitch, but I see > that /etc/networks and some other files (like malloc.conf.5) are still > present, although there is no use for them in the new release. > > Is there a reason why these files are not listed in "FIles to remove"? > Is there a way to track them? It's not like something gonna break, but > old configuration files (and manual pages) lying around can make > someone's life harder during the debug session.
There is no promise that an upgraded machine will be file-for-file identical to a fresh install. Here is the list of problems this might cause you, as you can see, it's a long list and quite horrible: * If you use the same hw for 20 years, you might run out of disk space? Ok, not very long and not very horrible. You are trying to solve a non-problem. And sometimes, 'specially on an upgraded machine, it's great to see how things WERE when the machine was set up. If you really care, go ahead, delete stuff. Nick.