[Distutils] What is needed by an uninstall command to be useful ?

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Mon Jun 16 17:33:09 CEST 2008


    An uninstall command is a long-time wanted feature of distutils. I 
was wondering why it was not implemented: what does it need to do to be 
useful ? AFAIK, make uninstall in autotools simply removes currently 
installed files, with currently refering to the current configured value 
of prefix and all. Isn't this enough  (I am interested in a 'pure' 
distutils command, not a setuptools one) ? What would be the minimum 
semantics needed for an uninstall command ?



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