System Report - USRMERGE

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yaklinux
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System Report - USRMERGE

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My system reports notice is telling me I need to perform a "usrmerge". Photos attached. I've tried searching for this and it doesn't seem to be getting anywhere...

Terminal code I found that checks if the system has it already setup:

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$ ls -ld /bin /sbin /lib /libx32 /lib64 /lib32
ls: cannot access '/libx32': No such file or directory
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    7 Mar 16 20:08 /bin -> usr/bin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    7 Mar 16 20:08 /lib -> usr/lib
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr  1 19:08 /lib32
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    9 Mar 16 20:08 /lib64 -> usr/lib64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    8 Mar 16 20:08 /sbin -> usr/sbin
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How do I fix this and why was it an issue in the first place?
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Re: System Report - USRMERGE

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"usrmerge" is an attempt by upstream developers / distros to "clean up(tm)" the filesystem.

There is a "usrmerge" package that would do this for you (which given your output "seems" to have been installed already). If it's not yet actually applied, given some troubles I've seen in Debian and Ubuntu; make sure you've got a timeshift snapshot before you apply it.
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Re: System Report - USRMERGE

Post by zcot »

I pull the blog entry, there is one roughly on the first of the month every month, with some additional ones as needed. This is from Jan 2020, but I do remember a blog post prior to this "how to upgrade" that introduced the idea anyway, I can't find it easily.

But there: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4020
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Re: System Report - USRMERGE

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It says this should be done for new installs already for a while. I just installed Mint a couple weeks ago. Why would this error be happening? Based on the terminal command I showed - the only folder which isn't "linked" is the lib32 folder. I tried moving the files but they won't move.
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Re: System Report - USRMERGE

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Anyone?

I still have a "lib32" folder with (files inside it) that doesn't have the arrow link on it. Running these usrmerge commands doesn't do anything. How do I know what is using that file/library?
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