Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/04/20:16:55
> 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
> 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.
It is a good thing you pointed this out! I only needed an uninstall for
the purposes of removing Turbo Vision as I no longer want to use it. Of
course I can do it manually very easily, but an uninstall program would
be reasonably simple and if I put an installer into it as well, it might
even stop this continuous debate about 'newbies' and the readme.1st file
(we can only hope).
I think I 'll give it a go, if I ever get any spare time. I'll get back
to you on it. If anyone knowsd the format of a PKZIP file (enough to be
able to read it's directory) it would be an enormous help...
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