Subject: Re: Upgrade from 1.5.x to -current on alpha
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/17/2002 14:02:44
On Sat, 17 Aug 2002, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
: Is that still correct if the process dies (SIGINT, SIGKILL, whatever)
: mid-install? Won't that leave the user in an inconsistent state?
Depending on where in the install. If restarted with NOCLEANDIR and/or
UPDATE set, it should continue properly, as things are deliberately updated
in a prerequisite order.
: I mean, sure, that's still the user shooting themselves in the foot,
: but where's the good reason to load the gun for them?
*shrug* The only other default that could be used for build.sh is "no
default" (i.e. make it an error not to use -D). However, people have been
using simply "make build" for years, and the default of DESTDIR in that case
is indeed equivalent to /....
My opinion on this is "read the docs, or expect to be screwed." DESTDIR=/
is not the only factor that can hose the running system and/or build
-- Todd Vierling (email@example.com)