Why do we remove Xorg packages after installation?

Guy Dalziel krendoshazin at dementedfury.org
Thu Aug 13 15:31:54 PDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 02:16:34PM -0600, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> The example shell script loop on http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/x/xorg7.html
> does `rm -f $package' as its last command for each package in each Xorg section.  I'm just
> wondering why, having downloaded the package, we then suggest to delete it, such that if
> someone wants/needs to recompile it, we'd need to reinstall it again?

I'll have to leave that for DJ to answer, as far as I can tell he added
it. Personally, I don't bother removing the package or the package
directory; space isn't exactly a premium, and since we do the entire
thing in a subdirectory I can just do `rm -rf xc' if I don't need it
anymore. 
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