[Distutils] What is needed by an uninstall command to be useful ?
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jun 20 14:44:39 CEST 2008
At 08:31 PM 6/20/2008 +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>Well, what *else* is going to produce it?
>The install command. That's how I did a first draft, and that's how
>Chris did it in his patch, I think (I have not studied it carefully
>yet). An uninstall command which does not work without installing in
>a special way does not make any sense.
Keep in mind that system-managed packages (e.g. RPMs) must NOT
install this file, to prevent users from uninstalling them without
the tool. So, there must be at least a way to suppress its creation.
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