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okay, I got this right this time.

What are everyone's thoughts on including a warning and forced confirmation
when a user goes to "make install" an application, be it downloaded from
cpan or elsewhere?

Something like, "you are running make install, are you REALLY sure you want
to install this application system wide? If you aren't sure, then CTRL +
C.", or, make reallywantoinstall, etc.

Thoughts?

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  • Ben Vinnerd at Jul 28, 2009 at 8:45 am

    On 28/07/2009 09:27, Devin Austin wrote:
    okay, I got this right this time.

    What are everyone's thoughts on including a warning and forced
    confirmation when a user goes to "make install" an application, be it
    downloaded from cpan or elsewhere?

    Something like, "you are running make install, are you REALLY sure you
    want to install this application system wide? If you aren't sure,
    then CTRL + C.", or, make reallywantoinstall, etc.

    Thoughts?
    Can we have a reallyreallywanttoinstallplease ?

    Ben
  • Devin Austin at Jul 28, 2009 at 8:52 am

    On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:45 AM, Ben Vinnerd wrote:
    On 28/07/2009 09:27, Devin Austin wrote:

    okay, I got this right this time.

    What are everyone's thoughts on including a warning and forced
    confirmation when a user goes to "make install" an application, be it
    downloaded from cpan or elsewhere?

    Something like, "you are running make install, are you REALLY sure you
    want to install this application system wide? If you aren't sure, then CTRL
    + C.", or, make reallywantoinstall, etc.

    Thoughts?
    Can we have a reallyreallywanttoinstallplease ?

    Ben


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    I also thought --yarly (thanks rafl), --yesinstalldammit,
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  • Ben Vinnerd at Jul 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

    On 28/07/2009 09:52, Devin Austin wrote:
    I also thought --yarly (thanks rafl), --yesinstalldammit,
    --plztobeintallingz were excellent choices.
    He he :)
  • Jonathan Rockway at Jul 30, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Can we have a reallyreallywanttoinstallplease ?
    I also thought --yarly (thanks rafl), --yesinstalldammit, --plztobeintallingz were
    excellent choices.
    "-iacknowledgethatthistoolisnotabenchmark"

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  • Ash Berlin at Jul 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

    On 28 Jul 2009, at 09:27, Devin Austin wrote:

    okay, I got this right this time.

    What are everyone's thoughts on including a warning and forced
    confirmation when a user goes to "make install" an application, be
    it downloaded from cpan or elsewhere?

    Something like, "you are running make install, are you REALLY sure
    you want to install this application system wide? If you aren't
    sure, then CTRL + C.", or, make reallywantoinstall, etc.

    Thoughts?
    If the module is on CPAN, then this option would be *really* annoying
    - if some one has gone to the trouble of cpanning the module and you
    did 'cpan Mojomojo' i think the intention is pretty clear?
  • Joel Bernstein at Jul 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    On 28 Jul 2009, at 09:27, Devin Austin wrote:

    okay, I got this right this time.

    What are everyone's thoughts on including a warning and forced
    confirmation when a user goes to "make install" an application, be
    it downloaded from cpan or elsewhere?

    Something like, "you are running make install, are you REALLY sure
    you want to install this application system wide? If you aren't
    sure, then CTRL + C.", or, make reallywantoinstall, etc.
    That seems to make unwarranted assumptions about the scope of the
    installation.

    Why are you against installing Cat apps in the first place? It's my
    usual approach. Then I just deploy the local-lib tree containing lib/
    and bin/ and it Just Works.

    /joel

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