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Re: Problem with "make install": Missing file amaya/Amaya?

From: Hugh Sasse <hgs@dmu.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 09:47:37 +0000 (GMT)
To: Amaya Mailing List <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSU.4.04.9901150941030.17140-100000@helios.dmu.ac.uk>
On Fri, 15 Jan 1999 Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr wrote:

> In-reply-to: Your message of 14 Jan 1999 23:14:28 -0500."
>              <86pv8h18bf.fsf@emerson.gelemna.ft-wayne.in.us> 
> > Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr writes:
> > 
> > > Normally a new install should remove the old one. 
> > 
> > An uninstall should attempt to remove the files it installed.  An
> > install should not make any assumptions about the environment it is
> > going into.  Casually removing a complete directory tree is a bad idea 
> Sorry, I just wanted to clean up the place in this release after the move from 
> $prefix/share/thot to $prefix/thot. Install won't delete anything in next 
> release.

I suggest you have 2 install options for this.  I almost always chuck out
the old source distributions of software some time before I get the new
stuff, so I don't have the facility to uninstall the previous versions
using make uninstall as people seem to expect. (Reason?  Disk space.).  
So having a make target to clear out files known to be in the destination
tree from provious releases is a useful idea.  But you don't have to make
its use mandatory.

Received on Friday, 15 January 1999 04:50:38 UTC

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