How do I manually uninstall setuptools (installed by egg)?

excord80 at excord80 at
Fri Dec 12 07:27:06 CET 2008

On Dec 10, 7:45 am, "Diez B. Roggisch" <de... at> wrote:
> excor... at wrote:
> > As an aside, I'm a bit struck by how long the setuptools/easy_install
> > manuals are, and a bit dismayed at the lack of an easy_install
> > uninstall command. Thinking of trying life for a while without
> > setuptools/easy_install. Will have to see how far I get. :)
> To *long* manuals? So far I haven't heard that complaint in the FOSS
> world...

I didn't say that the manuals were too long, I said I was *struck by*
how long they are. I read them through a while back, and they seemed
long and confusing to me at the time. While reading, I kept thinking,
"this should be simpler" and "why does a seemingly simple tool need
such a long manual?".

Maybe setuptools/easy_install/eggs is not overly complicated, but it
seems that way to me.

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