I have recently swiched to Manjaro (June 22). When browsing through the /usr/lib on my system, I found that there are many file with similar names but appear to be of different version (different suffix). I am not sure if this is normal or my system has an issue. I move away from stable to unstable about 2 week back.
I am using manjaro unstable version with no major issues so far.
My system specs are
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.97.0
Qt Version: 5.15.5
Kernel Version: 5.19.2-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Memory: 7.6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Product Name: VivoBook S14 X430UA
System Version: 1.0
I am not facing any issue on my system as such but wanted an advice if everything is OK.
Yes, they are. AFAIK anyway.
You don’t need to worry if you’re not experiencing any issues.
Hope this helps!
Also, just FYI, you shouldn’t ever touch a file in the
/usr directory as those are system files and will be overwritten on an update.
I have not touched any files in /usr but out curiousity was browsing the folder as to what files occupy huge space. I was relating them to Kernel version 5.15 and hence the query.
Curiosity is good and you should always stay curious. I just mentioned it so that you can keep it in mind in the future.
The same files are not multiple identical copies, but they are symbolic links .
ls to show many symbolic links
ls -l /usr/lib | grep libQt5WebEng
.rw-r--r-- root root 2.0 KB 2 months ago libQt5WebEngine.prl
lrwxrwxrwx root root 26 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngine.so -> libQt5WebEngine.so.5.15.10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 26 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngine.so.5 -> libQt5WebEngine.so.5.15.10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 26 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngine.so.5.15 -> libQt5WebEngine.so.5.15.10
.rwxr-xr-x root root 470 KB 2 months ago libQt5WebEngine.so.5.15.10
.rw-r--r-- root root 1.9 KB 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineCore.prl
lrwxrwxrwx root root 30 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineCore.so -> libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5.15.10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 30 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5 -> libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5.15.10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 30 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5.15 -> libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5.15.10
.rwxr-xr-x root root 122 MB 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineCore.so.5.15.10
.rw-r--r-- root root 2.2 KB 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineWidgets.prl
lrwxrwxrwx root root 33 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so -> libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so.5.15.10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 33 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so.5 -> libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so.5.15.10
lrwxrwxrwx root root 33 B 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so.5.15 -> libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so.5.15.10
.rwxr-xr-x root root 290 KB 2 months ago libQt5WebEngineWidgets.so.5.15.10
Now I understand the real story.
Your size column has the arrow pointing down - click that, if the arrow points up you’ll see the bigger items at the top.
The files are marked with cog items - and there are some with a kind of square ‘link’ symbol which isn’t a file…
Make sure to check out filelight for checking out how the volume of storage is distributed.
The more interesting ones tend to be .cache folders (with Plex, I know, it can be really huge) but usually, not too much needs cleaning up.
I think arrow pointing downwards leads to decending sort order and it is correctly shown if you see the list.
Agree with you which I missed due to smaller font size.
Haha wow, that’s strange. I was bamboozled by the empty folders at the top… however, my arrow pointing UP means bigger at the top… and I never saw an app where that was different.
That is not the complete list. I just took the image of files. The folder list (truncated) is given below
Yes It is Dolphin App an inbuilt filemanager for Manjaro-KDE.
And here is the file list with arrow pointing downwards.
Reason to amuse or some thing else
I just noticed. Actually, with a ‘triangle’ or pointer, the wide end should be for larger entries - so pointing down for large files at the top makes more sense.
It seems my Dolphin - also my qBittorrent - are opposite. Not a big deal, it’s a strange inconsistency that just freaked me out…
I have now tracked it down to the application style, not only Lightly, but also Oxygen and Fusion go the opposite way.
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