[Distutils] [Python-Dev] How we can get rid of eggs for 2.6 and beyond
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Mar 21 19:49:26 CET 2008
skip at pobox.com writes:
> Joachim> I think, the uninstall should _not_ 'rm -rf' but only 'rm' the
> Joachim> files (and 'rmdir' directories, but not recursively) that it
> Joachim> created, and that have not been modified in the meantime (after
> Joachim> the installation).
> That's not sufficient. Suppose file C (e.g. /usr/local/etc/mime.types) is
> in both packages A and B.
> Install A - this will create C
> Install B - this might overwrite C, saving a copy, or it might retain
> A's copy.
> Uninstall B - this has to know that C is used by A and not touch it
MacPorts has an expensive but interesting approach. When it finds a
file used by another package, it backs it up to sth like $file.`date`.
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