On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 03:13:32AM -0800, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
> I see the following line in the webkit init script:
> [ -f $WEBKIT_DIR/AppServer ] || exit 0
> Does this seem a bit strange to anyone? It exits silently if the app
> server cannot be located.
> Seems like it should bitch instead, right?
This is a common practice on Debian Linux at least. The normal
procedure for removing software leaves the configuration files behind.
(If you really want to remove all traces of a program, "dpkg --purge".)
This avoids losing your customizations if you need them later; e.g., if
the program was automatically uninstalled to avoid a conflict with
The test ensures the startup will fail gracefully if the program has
been removed. Normally the test is -x rather than -f: -x verifies the
file is executable, -f verifies only that it exists.
-Mike (Iron) Orr, iron@... (if mail problems: mso@...)
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