[Distutils] packaging hooks for "pysetup3 remove projectXYZ"

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 27 17:05:17 CEST 2011

In general it is possible for an installation to make certain system changes
other than the record of files written during an installation (for example,
under Windows, there may be distribution-specific Windows registry updates).

There seems to be no hook that's called when a distribution is removed, which
would allow distribution-specific cleanup code to be called (e.g. to undo
Windows registry changes).

Such a hook should be provided, and I've created a ticket for this:


I believe there should be a pre- and a post- hook, just as there is for
commands. Éric has suggested getting opinions from the mailing list, so what do
you all think about this?


Vinay Sajip

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