jhalfs - delete old package dirs upon restart

George Boudreau georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jun 1 09:17:11 PDT 2006

George Boudreau wrote:
> M.Canales.es wrote:
>> El Jueves, 1 de Junio de 2006 00:22, Gerard Beekmans escribió:
>>> Don't forget to remove the dir after a successful build as well. Else
>>> you're going to have all the build dirs around consuming a lot of
>>> diskspace (maybe too much and fill up a partition).
>> Yes, the build directories are deleted by default after a successful 
>> build.
>> When someone need be retained (like previously binutils or tcl) they 
>> are removed after be used by the package/commands that depend on.
>> What we are now try to implement is to let make delete failed build 
>> directories, instead to force the user to delete it before rerun make.
>> To me looks that are separate features and one don't should to 
>> interfere the other.
>   oh.. there is a cute flaw in my code..  If the requested package file 
> does not exist in the <sources> directory it conveniently deletes the 
> sources directory so you won't be bothered with all those other files.. 
> < feature or flaw.. :-) >
>   Back to the drawing board
   corrected the problem, will now 'delete before unpack' unless 
specifically told not to.

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