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Re: Migrating from old hierarchy...

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: Migrating from old hierarchy...
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:08:01 +0100 (BST)

> I have an issue. GNUstep-make just deleted /Developer on my MacOSX 
> system. This is no permanent problem because i can reinstall, but it 
> deleted it without permission!


Personally I think gnustep-make should not attempt to move the old
filesystem to the new one automatically.  Running that script looks

It's generally not very useful anyway, as you have to recompile and
reinstall everything from scratch when switching from the old one to the
new one, so the most common solution is probably to do a rm -Rf of the old
directory, and install a new one from scratch.

I'd say a better solution would be to have gnustep-make's configure print
out a warning if it detects the old hierarchy, prompting the user to run
the move-directories script in that case - without taking any action, and
leaving that choice to the user.

(Even if we keep the script executed by default each time you install in
the GNUmakefile in this release, I hope we can remove the script from the
makefile in the next release when we can assume that hopefully everyone
will have switched.)

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