Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/04/20:16:55

From: Brett Leslie Porter <blp01 AT uow DOT edu DOT au>
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Subject: Re: (un)Install
To: fdonahoe AT wilkes1 DOT wilkes DOT edu (Frank Donahoe)
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 10:16:01 +1000 (EST)
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com (DJGPP)
In-Reply-To: <> from Frank Donahoe at "Aug 4, 97 08:44:30 am"
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> 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.
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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