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Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 07:44:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Frank Donahoe <fdonahoe AT wilkes1 DOT wilkes DOT edu>
To: Brett Leslie Porter <blp AT uow DOT edu DOT au>
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: (un)Install
Message-Id: <Pine.A32.3.91.970804072856.37688A-100000@wilkes1.wilkes.edu>
Mime-Version: 1.0

In reply to Brett Leslie Porter, Luis Hernandez quoted Eli Zaretskii on
uninstalling a DJGPP component.  This is just another example of the
dictum that a correction never catches up with the error.  Eli almost
immediately corrected his first instruction.  Suppose the manifest
contains a line

    bin/

Then using rm with the `-r' switch will result in the deletion of the
entire bin directory, which is very likely not the intended result.
The safe instruction to uninstall is issued from the base directory as

    rm -fv @manifest/component.mft

and `-v' is optional.

Regards,
Frank




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