Software packaging hint
scott at industrial-linux.org
Thu Jan 18 18:08:04 PST 2001
Virtually no packages have a "make uninstall". They would have to have a mechanism that <reliably> tracked the options the original install used. Shades of RPM! So, they just don't.
On Thu, 18 Jan 2001 17:11:01 -0800, Chad Simmons said:
> I'm curious.. After reading the wish list:
> Write package manager hint that uses a simple script to do the work (ie:
> find before installation, find after installation, diff the two output files
> and that diff contains the files installed by that package. Using
> constructions with cat rm and xargs that file can be parsed and a package
> can be uninstalled.
> I was wondering why go to all this trouble when a make uninstall will work
> just as well? Are there any problems with using the built in uninstall make
> option for most packages?
> Chad Simmons
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