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Re: "RTFM'ing": readily accessible user documentation?
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- To: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>,"Joshua Franklin" <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 15:44:41 +1100
- Subject: Re: "RTFM'ing": readily accessible user documentation?
- References: <email@example.com> <3C473531.firstname.lastname@example.org>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <email@example.com>
> Should setup.exe *refuse* to install a file called "/usr/info/dir" --
> just to keep us safe? Or is that setting a bad precedent? [Or maybe
> upset can "lint" the packages on sourceware, and refuse to add
> foo-1.2.tar.gz to setup.ini if it contains a proscribed file like
On my personal TODO list is a command line unix package linter.
Setup.exe may some mechanism to manage state data - /etc/foo.cfg,
/usr/info/dir etc, but I think a simpl solution to catch 99% of cases is
the package linter. And yes, it should refuse to add the package, and
email the maintainer (IMO).
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