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Re: `make uninstall' is not documented in the `INSTALL' files

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: `make uninstall' is not documented in the `INSTALL' files
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 07:45:47 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Karl, Roberto,

* Karl Berry wrote on Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 12:00:06AM CEST:
>     I tried hard to find a list for which the present message is not
>     off-topic:
> Thanks for trying.
>     address@hidden is the best option came up with.
> A pretty good guess :).

bug-autoconf would have been good, too.

>     I wonder why this omission.  
> Despite the coding standards, there are a lot of projects make uninstall
> doesn't work for.  Still, it seems it wouldn't hurt to mention it, with
> appropriate caveats.

I agree on both counts.  (I can propose a patch if you like, later.)

>     I realize I should ask this question to the maintainer of the
>     INSTALL file, but who is he/she?

Autoconf is.

> As far as I know, the INSTALL file is maintained as part of Automake,
> although this is not stated anywhere in the file.  I don't know if there
> is a Texinfo source for it any more.

Automake only fetches this file from Autoconf, the sources are in
autoconf/doc/install.texi and are, as far as I know, up to date.

Hope that helps.


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