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iTunes 2.0.1 out; shell scripts unchanged
Authored by: ashill on Nov 04, '01 12:22:16AM

Apple has released the (presumably) fixed version. The preflight and VolumeCheck shell scripts that actually did the erasing are unmodified, so the calls to them were presumably fixed so as to not contain spaces in the pathnames.

-Alex Hill



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Slight changes...
Authored by: robg on Nov 04, '01 12:29:08AM

Actually, they added double-quotes to every script file ... so the $2 is unchanged from the prior release, which means this was just a space-in-filenames problem, apparently.

I'm still confused, though, as to how people could have lost non-similarly-named volumes if this is true. It shouldn't have done anything to "XYZ" if the other partitions were "ABC", "ABC 1" and "ABC 2". Yet several people have reported losing all the partitions. Odd.

-rob.



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iTunes 2.0.1 out; shell scripts unchanged
Authored by: ashill on Nov 04, '01 12:31:07AM

Whoops; I missed the quotation marks. ;)

This whole debacle will sure make me be doubly careful that I'm not typing
sudo rm -rf / path/to/file
next time I try to delete something. It also makes you realize what a wonderful invention the trash can was when Apple first introduced it; I wish all installers moved old files to the trash rather than deleting them. It would have made this whole thing much less serious.

-Alex Hill



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