Can "superceded" files be safely deleted?

  • 7012095
  • 08-Apr-2013
  • 07-Jun-2016

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 System Update

Situation

After an upgrade, files that have "superceded" as a suffix on their name, e.g.
novell-zenworks-primary-agent-langs-client-11.2.1.6268.msi.superceded
exist in directories such as msi below
Windows: %ZENWORKS_HOME%\install\downloads
Linux: /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads
these files take up space on the server, can they be safely deleted?

Resolution

For ZCM 11.2 and later, the only purpose of these files is to allow for the agent components for the older ZCM version(s) to be changed from "uninstalled" to "installed, or vice-versa: if all agents are upgraded to the latest ZCM version, or if it is absolutely certain that agent components on the earlier versions will never need to be changed from "uninstalled" to "installed, or vice-versa, then these superceded files can be safely deleted.

Additional Information

See TID 7008954 System Update immediately becomes baselined when imported for the other usage of these superceded / superseded files prior to ZCM 11.2.

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