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Linux standards

On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Derek D. Martin wrote:

> At some point hitherto, David Kramer hath spake thusly:
> > Here's my big problem with tarballs:
> > there's almost never a 
> > 	make uninstall
> I agree, but this isn't really that hard for the user to do either,
> *if* you remember to do it at install time:
>   # touch marker_file
>   # make install
>   # find / -newer marker_file -type f -exec rm {} \;
>   # find / -newer marker_file -type d -exec rm -rf {} \;

Except that tar may be used such that the timestamps are preserved.

And you better skip /var and /proc, otherwise you could trash log files, 
state files, or worse in the case of /proc.

Of course if this package creates a /var/* directory or puts 
something in a croontab file you'll then miss it.

DDDD   David Kramer         david at
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