Possible error in chapter 6 bzip2 instructions

Don Smith midio at att.net
Wed Mar 6 15:30:23 PST 2002


"Gerard Beekmans" <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote in message
news:20020306171131.M5739 at gwaihir.linuxfromscratch.org...
> 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
> package).
>

I must apologize for that message. It was not meant to be interpreted as
a suggested change to the book, but rather a quick-and-dirty fix to
their immediate problem (since they deviated from the book). But it is
better to explain why it didn't work.

--
Don


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