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Re: [Groff] [groff] 04/09: Fixes for `uninstall' target.

From: Keith Marshall
Subject: Re: [Groff] [groff] 04/09: Fixes for `uninstall' target.
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:58:58 +0100
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On 30/03/14 21:13, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>     Fixes for `uninstall' target.
>     * (uninstall_dirs): Use `DESTDIR'.

A couple of minor concerns here:

1) DESTDIR is fundamentally broken, for installations on MS-Windows
hosts; not a big deal, I guess, provided the user performing the
installation task is aware that they cannot use it.

2) Does DESTDIR have any real value, for an uninstall target?  Its value
lies in staging binary packages; "rm -rf ..." is the simplest way to
clear a staging tree, (unless multiple packages are staged in a common
tree, perhaps, and only one is to be selectively discarded).  The
concern is that DESTDIR is not preserved between install and uninstall,
placing an onus on the user to specify it identically on both occasions.


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