random errors from "rm"

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Feb 28 18:23:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Eric Blake 
>Sent: 28 February 2005 13:49

> Hash: SHA1
> Forwarding this email exchange from the coreutils list for archival
> purposes, in case any one else has similar problems.  I personally cannot
> reproduce it (I don't use the Norton tool mentioned).  Could it be that
> Norton Protection Recycle Bin interferes is interfering with the unlink()
> call used in the rm command?

  Everything norton have ever made interferes with and randomly breaks loads
of things in any system that is unfortunate enough to have it installed.  I
was going to say it was intermittent and inconsistent, but thinking about
it, I guess it's not after all: Norton Protected Recycle bin breaks
deleting, Norton Anti-Spam breaks email, Norton Internet Security breaks
internet access.... I think I see a pattern emerging.

  The only meaningful fix is through the Control Panel / Add and Remove
Programs / Uninstall every last bit of the damn thing.  And *then* you have
to go through the registry and filesystem by hand and get rid of all the
stuff that the faulty uninstaller left behind.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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