Removing Source Tree in Ch 5 [Was Re: problem installing Installing Texinfo-4.0]

Don Smith midio at
Mon Mar 18 08:50:39 PST 2002

"Tush" <tush at> wrote in message
news:3C960C12.8050707 at
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> >On Sun, Mar 17, 2002 at 05:03:16PM -0500, Seth W. Klein wrote:
> >
> >I don't agree with adding that kind of stuff. It'll cause more grieve
> >is worth, especially if Glibc is removed and the installation didn't
> >finish properly you notice afterwards. You can't rerun make install
> >you just removed the source tree. Sure you should look before you
> >something like that, but it's easy to miss.
> >
> >I think we'll just have to live with it. I'll make sure the note in
> >book is made more prominent.
> >
> I agree with Seth, and I think he only talked about removing the
> tree in Chapter 5. Also, if we can use && to prevent deletion if any
> error occurs.
> --Tushar.

This problem only occurs if you either 1) don't read the introductory
chapters and just start building or 2) you get too smart and try to save
the extra extraction from the tarballs in chapter 6. So I must agree
with Gerard.


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