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Re: dangerous command in Makefile.in uninstall rule


From: Claudio Fontana
Subject: Re: dangerous command in Makefile.in uninstall rule
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 04:45:45 -0800 (PST)

--- Richard Stallman <address@hidden> ha scritto: 

>     this is very dangerous, because by this command
> other
>     info files, unrelated with emacs, can be
> removed.
> 
> Where is the danger?  These files do come from
> Emacs.

By the current uninstall rule,
the following command is run in the ${infodir}
directory:

$ rm -f cl* ada-mode*
autotype* calc* ccmode* ebrowse* efaq* eintr elisp*
eshell* eudc* idlwave* message* pcl-cvs* reftex*
speedbar* tramp* widget* woman* dired-x* ediff* emacs*
emacs-xtra* flymake* forms* gnus* info* mh-e*
newsticker* org* sc* ses* vip* smtpmail* url* rcirc*
erc*

Now if another package, say the clisp project, happens
to also offer info pages, those pages can be ruined by
this command.

Imagine that Clisp offers clisp.info, installed in
${infodir}. It matches cl*, and is thus removed by
make uninstall.

CLaudio




                
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