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

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Jun 17 11:57:28 CEST 2008

Ben Finney wrote:
> I don't understand what you mean here. How do packages get into the
> system location if they're not installed there at some time? What,
> specifically, do you hope people don't do?

I meant installing packages from sources into /usr. I know some people 
do that under debian for example, and of course, they overwrite/mess up 
the package most of the time (because dpkg has already its own version 
there, for example). What else would you mean by system location ?



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