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Title: Makefile in tarball don't provide make uninstall target
Type: Stage: needs patch
Components: Build Versions: Python 3.6
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: krichter, ned.deily
Priority: low Keywords:

Created on 2015-05-07 18:55 by krichter, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin.

Messages (1)
msg242729 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-05-07 19:22
[Note, this is in response to the opening of this issue by krichter; the opening did not generate a message itself]

This has come up in the past (for example, Issue549764) but, AFAIK, no one has shown much interest in pursuing such a feature by providing a patch.  Note that it would likely be very tricky to cover all the edge cases properly.  As a practical matter, one reason this issue hasn't been addressed at the Makefile level is that most Python users do not install Python themselves from source but rather use one installed by some sort of package manager - e.g. an operating system release (e.g. Debian, OS X, etc), a third-party package manager (e.g. conda etc), or the Windows installer - all of which have their own ways of managing installs, upgrades, and uninstalls.  Unless you or someone else is willing to work on a patch with tests that does not add a significant new maintenance burden to the Makefile, it's likely to languish again.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:16adminsetgithub: 68331
2015-05-07 19:26:04ned.deilysetpriority: normal -> low
stage: needs patch
2015-05-07 19:23:00ned.deilysetmessages: - msg242728
2015-05-07 19:22:40ned.deilysetmessages: + msg242729
2015-05-07 19:20:06ned.deilysetnosy: + ned.deily

messages: + msg242728
versions: + Python 3.6, - Python 2.7
2015-05-07 18:55:53krichtercreate