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Subject: Re: [boost] [CMake] what to do now?
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-15 00:16:45

On 15/04/2016 09:08, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> I'll add that 'make install' is in fact considered a bad practice in
> Linux because there is typically no 'make uninstall' and you're on your
> own if you want to remove or upgrade the software.

I'm fairly sure that recent autotools does generate a "make uninstall"
target by default.

Though it's certainly not something you can assume that all source
packages provide. It should probably be treated as a bug/FR if they
don't, though.

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