[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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