[Gambas-user] Fix 'make install' that should now correctly remove all installed files.

Benoît Minisini g4mba5 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 02:18:55 CEST 2020

Le 19/10/2020 à 01:17, Bruce a écrit :
> On 18/10/20 8:45 pm, Bruce Steers wrote:
>> Don't worry Bruce, make install just had the menu item adding entry fixed
> Good oh. Maybe it will work here now.
>> and make uninstall was leaving a bunch of files in /usr/share/gambas3.
>> So i'd guess you'll be okay unless you run make uninstall.
> and that's exactly what I am worried about.
> In usr/share/gambas/control we have 20+ custom control icons in 
> directories all called ph.something
> In usr/share/gambas/info we have over 60 ph.*.info and ph.*.list file 
> pairs that are all our local components
> In usr/share/gambas/template we have 8 project templates that we use as 
> out boilerplate project templates (there is no implicit naming scheme 
> that identifies them as local i.e. not gambas)
> Maybe once or twice a year I need to do a make uninstall on the gambas 
> suite because of some change in the native system that wont install 
> properly if there are existing stuff. That's fine in itself as long as 
> make uninstall only rm's the native gambas stuff.
> So can I get a simpe answer please. Do these changes only rm the native 
> gambas stuff. i.e. in terms of /usr/share/gambas does it only remove 
> controls that start with gb. in terms of info files ditto and in terms 
> of templates does it only remove the 10 native templates?
> When I have to do an uninstall I guarantee that I'll have forgotten this 
> and if it clobbers all our local stuff I will be very depressed.
> It seems to me that there is an emerging mind set that gambas is only 
> deployed as a single PC/single developer IDE and system. Here that is 
> very much not the case.
> anyway cheers for now
> b

Now that 'make uninstall' is fixed, it should remove everything that was 
installed by 'make install', and only that.


Benoît Minisini

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