Subject: Re: WARNING
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Rafal Boni <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/13/2001 12:17:27
In message <Pine.WNT.4.40.0111131105320.1164-100000@todd>, you write: 

-> : Hrm. So is the conventional wisdom coming to be that's -r
-> : flag is a Bad Idea?
-> No, you can do that.  In fact, -r is a good sanity check (that behavior is
-> how Lennart found the cpp problem so quickly).

However, it seems to be a Bad Idea if DESTDIR='/' (it's probably OK if unset)
as it gets added to the list of directories to `rm -rf'.  `Oops!!'.


Rafal Boni