[Distutils] [Python Language Summit] Distutils / Packaging survey

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 23:10:44 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Mark Sienkiewicz <sienkiew at stsci.edu> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> I am working on the survey here :
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/Packaging%20Survey
> One of the survey questions asks:
>> Would you like to see Python's Distutils package provide an uninstall
>> command that removes just the files installed, and cleanup the .pth, even if
>> it does undesirable things ? (one answer)
> Why would you ask that?  Is there some reason that we can't have an
> uninstall that works correctly?

There are possible side-effects: what would happen if one of the file
installed on your
system is used by other elements in the system ? (Python is not the almighty OS)

On the other hand, it's OK most of the time.

(I'll add some links to previous discussion from this ML on the topic)


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