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[Bug-gnulib] Re: address@hidden: relocatable packages

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] Re: address@hidden: relocatable packages
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 08:49:36 +0200
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 Karl> Perhaps make install could write a manifest to $pkgdatadir/something?

 adl> Similarly someone recently suggested on the automake list that
 adl> `make install' creates an `uninstall.sh' script (the problem
 adl> with `make uninstall' is that you need to keep the source tree).
 adl> There are many issues related to user's install/unstall rules,
 adl> plus I'm not sure this sort of administravia falls into `make
 adl> install''s job.

Actually that suggestion is many years old.  That's why the
PRE_INSTALL and POST_INSTALL fuss was introduced, so that you could
filter out the "make" verbiage when running "make -n uninstall

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