Subject: Re: Upgrade from 1.5.x to -current on alpha
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
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 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 (