Possible error in chapter 6 bzip2 instructions

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Mar 6 14:11:31 PST 2002

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 12:48:52PM -0500, Don Smith wrote:
> Perhaps adding the -f option the to rm command will avoid this problem
> all together.

It will avoid the error. But consider this: sometimes you need to remove a
file that _is_ supposed to be present. The -f option won't tell you that
something is missing, which may indicate that something is wrong on your
system (ie: a package didn't install properly, or you may have skipped a

Gerard Beekmans

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