Subject: Re: including -f in RM definition?
To: Georg Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2006 18:54:36
On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Georg Schwarz wrote:
> I just came across the problem that a RM command in a Makefile would not
> delete a file since the user was lacking write permissions to it. The
> file had been unpacked from a downloaded archive and was probably stored
> there without the user write permissons bit set.
> To deal with such issues I propose to add a -f to the TOOLS_PLATFORM.rm
> definition in mk/tools/tools.*.mk.
> What do others think?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: It's not pkgsrc's job to make the tools act unlike the real
thing, and making "rm" imply its -f option is doing just that. Fix the
offending Makefile via a patch, and supply the patch back to the author.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>