understanding why there is no setup.py uninstall
breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 6 10:33:17 CEST 2015
On 05/07/2015 10:04, c.buhtz at posteo.jp wrote:
> This question is not technical.
> I know that there is no 'uninstall' Option in a setup.py.
> I know this discussions and workarounds for that problem, too.
> I want to understand the design concept behind it.
I haven't the faintest idea, sorry :(
> Why isn't there no uninstall routine implemented?
> For me as a user and admin it feels quite dirty when installing
> something with the setup.py but then not being able to remove it clean
> like I would do it with packages of my system-package-manager (e.g. with
> apt-get on a debianized system).
pip (un)install xyz suits me fine on Windows, but then I'm a one stop shop.
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