Subject: Re: Upgrade from 1.5.x to -current on alpha
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/17/2002 00:59:02
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On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 05:49:56PM -0501, Dave Huang wrote:
> What's incorrect about using DESTDIR=3D/? As long as you install and
> boot an up-to-date kernel first ( even tells you to do that if
> DESTDIR=3D/), it should be fine.

what's correct about rewriting half of your _working_ system and then
realize that your build crashes?  (assuming that you did not tested the
same sources with different DESTDIR as xavier does and andreas didn't)

you can find yourself with incomplete system which has half of things
from your older build (or install) and other half from the new.  if you
are out of luck, your system is unusable (as andreas realized),
especially when doing things like 1.5.x -> 1.6x -current.

using DESTDIR=3D/ unless you _really_ know what you are doing is
irresponsible, imo.


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