Subject: Re: Upgrade from 1.5.x to -current on alpha
To: NetBSD-current <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/16/2002 22:46:52
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On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 04:42:00AM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> DESTDIR is set to / because it has no better default value, imo.  i'd
> prefer if needed some special switch to accept it and print
> warning if it's not set and DESTDIR still points to / (..or find better
> default value but i don't have an idea what should it be) and don't let
> users destroy their systems with e.g. failing -current unless they
> explicitly ask for it.

I'd say's refusing to run if DESTDIR is unset in the user's
environment (which includes mk.conf at that point, no?) rather than
setting it to a (scary!) default would be totally reasonable and
satisfy Greywolf's complaint nicely.

You can still set it to / explicitly if you enjoy taking potshots at
your toes...

gabriel rosenkoetter

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