larry at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Sep 26 08:30:43 PDT 2002
Timothy Bauscher wrote:
> ln -sf ../init.d/gpm ../rc3.d/S70gpm &&
> It seems to me that using -f in this sort of situation
> is more harmful than helpful.
I'm trying to think through this so bear with me:
Every installation is assumed to be on top of a fresh LFS Build plus
required packages. gpm has no requirements, so we start with a fresh
(please watch for me being wrong!)
ln -sf would ignore the f as there can't be a previous symlink.
ln -sf would force update the links.
On cut & paste, the "script" will fail without the 'f'.
It looks like it's there to assist updating.
What harmful effects are concerning you.
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