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Re: rc & runsystem

From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: rc & runsystem
Date: 18 Dec 2004 13:11:05 -0800
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams@kemisten.nu> writes:

> No, I won't get used to it since the behaviour of `make install' is
> wrong.  That _I_ use it as a package manager is totaly irrelevant to
> the dicussion.  Clobbering files that *will and should* get modifed by
> users is wrong.

You are applying the Debian config file rules to the GNU Makefile
rules, and getting a strange answer.  No wonder!

Make install should install config files, and even clobber them.  It's
for that reason that Debian package managers have to smart.


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