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Re: Ranter or evangelist?



Tim:
>> The system can't really make magic decisions that a user is doing
>> something dumb, e.g. wildcarding, in a too simplistic manner.  Users
>> need to learn not to do wildcarding without due care.  Usually, they
>> learn that through committing mistakes.
>>
>> *You* asked for it, you got it.  It's not its fault.

gilpel altern org:
> Absolutely not. I didn't change Pirut, Pirut, Pirut -- did you read Pirut?
> -- default settings.

Did you, or did you not, say (a few messages back), that you used
wildcards with installing mplayer packages?

e.g. I could so something similarly silly by installing *font* packages,
and probably drag in all of something like Tex, and a pile of games,
because I'd install a font package it for it, and that font package
would depend on the main package.

Be careful of using wildcards when messing with your filesystem, too.
Do it badly, and you can match "../" losing more than you intend to when
removing files.

-- 
[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686

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