install script does rm -rf /usr for ubuntu #123

ginoputrino opened this Issue May 24, 2011 · 20 comments

An extra space at line 351:
rm -rf /usr /lib/nvidia-current/xorg/xorg

causes the script to do an rm -rf on the /usr directory for people installing in ubuntu.

Totally uncool dude!!! The script deletes everything under /usr. I just had to reinstall linux on my pc to recover.

Removing the space will fix this. Probably should do it quickly!!!


Ya this happened to me. I wasn't sure what went wrong, but chaos ensued shortly after I ran the install script. I have to work tommorow, and require my computer, so this could be a late night reinstalling/recovering my personal files. Oh well, I guess that is what I get for alpha testing ;D


GIANT BUG... causing /usr to be deleted... so sorry....

@MrMEEE MrMEEE closed this May 24, 2011

This made me laugh :)


Yeah... I was very tired that night...


poor guy..




dude. you are famous now


It took me longer to load the pictures in that commit than to reinstall my machine.


DMA-BUF is the real solution to this problem.


epic xd




Haha people even reference to this issue lolol

Long it will be remembered


Link to a commit for future reference, awesomeness and epic comments since this issue comes up in Google instead:


@boegel boegel referenced this issue in hpcugent/easybuild May 29, 2015

Global installation of tools? #123

ayr-ton commented Sep 12, 2015 edited


LOL, i am on the process of recovering my own files. Fortunately, it's just a test machine. I'd love to see if some one deployed the script on an working server


mom i have been here


So interesting a bug


Just place the space before usr.

Example:# rm -rf / usr/...

It anyway doesn't come with any warranty so..

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