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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Don't encourage sloppy configuring.
Date Wed, 18 Mar 1998 20:25:05 GMT
Yeah... Good point.
Ben Hyde wrote:
> 
> > I'm not sure which is better, to bail or just ignore...
> > 
> > Ben Hyde wrote:
> > > 
> > > Oh the poor innocent soul typed:
> > >    > ./Configure --help
> > >    Ignoring command line option '--help'
> > >    Using config file: Configuration
> > >    Creating Makefile
> 
> While in this case the guy noticed the problem I was more
> concerned that he might have typed:
>   ./Configure --prefix=/home/me/local
>   warning
>   ... many many lines he ignores ...
>   > make install
> and all hell breaks loose as it overwrites the
> working installation.
>   
> Ignore (or muddle thru) is good when it might announce
> other issues that the user can resolve as a batch, that's
> why the C compiler attempts to keep going.  It is bad
> to proceed to create output that could damage things
> down stream, that's why the C compiler declines to
> create a .o file. 
>      - ben
> 


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