Ticket #343 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
An error message assuming too much of the user
|Reported by:||njw||Owned by:||ciaranm|
I recently got this error message, when trying to reinstall after a previous failed attempt:
Install error: Directory '/var/db/pkg/net-p2p/-reinstalling-amule-2.1.3' already exists, probably due to a previous failed upgrade. If it is safe to do so, remove this directory and try again.
IMHO the average user will be rather unclear about whether "if it is safe to do so" or not (as this is, after all, a process which is meant to be mostly invisible to them), it would be much better to clearly present the choice that exists; something more like:
Either remove this directory and start the install again, or resume the previous install by running the command: [command as detailed in subsequent output currently]