[Slackbuilds-users] Package Build Issues -- Update

Robby Workman rw at rlworkman.net
Mon Feb 2 02:43:32 UTC 2009

On Sun, 1 Feb 2009 18:18:43 -0800 (PST)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Feb 2009, Scott Harmon wrote:
> > Did you restore /usr/local/{lib,bin}... ?
> Scott,
>    Yes. The restore default is to not overwrite disk files with the
> same or newer mtimes. We suspect that somehow a file on tape had a
> newer time than the one on disk. I did not pick specific applications
> because I did not have a separate list of those.
>    I can always re-install stock -12.2 apps that go in /usr/local/ if
> I can identify which ones do so.

None.  /usr/local is for *local* system-specific software compiled by
the system admin and typically *not* packaged.  

>    Good question, Scott! I find a lot of broken links
> in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib that I'll fix right after dinner.

NO, NO, NO.  

/usr/local is where *applications* go.  Don't restore them from backup
if they were built on an older version of Slackware.  Among the
problems you'll encounter are missing and unresolved symbols in

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