If you’re upgrading OpenCSW packages installed on your systems, you’ve noticed the ongoing package renames and splits. We’re actively working on splitting shared libraries into own packages, and corresponding header and *.so files into the *_dev packages. To make sure the dependency continuity between older packages and the libraries, we’re providing *_stub packages. If you have a long-standing OpenCSW installation, chances are that many of the *_stub packages are not necessary any more. To make it easier to detect and remove obsoleted packages, we provide a simple framework which allows packaging tools to scan and detect obsoleted packages. To use it with pkgutil, type:
If there are any obsoleted packages on your system (usually only empty stubs), they will get removed. As always, a bit of caution is advised. Don’t do it on your production system before testing it first.