On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 03:33:08PM -0700, Terry Lambert wrote: > Others: I think the flaw in your idea is that you aren't > really running -current, so why the heck aren't you just > running -stable, instead of pretending to run -current?
Of course by this argument, we wouldn't be running -stable either... I agree there is a need to allow developers to clean up their systems to be as much like a clean install as possiable, but I definatly think installworld is the wrong place to do so. I'm also pretty convinced that a make target is the wrong place entierly. The problem is that if you just go nuking everything that's OBE, you will break development machines and that's unacceptable. I can't just rebuild kde on a whim, it takes 10-20 hours on my laptop (and since I last built it with gcc 2.x, it's presumably much worse now.) What would be useful to me, would be a way to list the files that are OBE so I can make a reasionable decision about removing them. Idealy, such a system would have some handy ldd scripts to tell me if libs are used or not. I think Paul's goal is fairly noble, but the suggest solution is unacceptable in my book. -- Brooks -- Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE. PGP fingerprint 655D 519C 26A7 82E7 2529 9BF0 5D8E 8BE9 F238 1AD4
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