Major flaws of the new make deinstall code
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Mon Jul 14 11:24:03 PDT 2003
On Mon, 2003-07-14 at 12:53, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> I've noticed several misbehaviours of the new make deinstall code,
> 1. The new code behaves incorrectly when there are several @cwd
> statements in the packing list. Particularly, it affects many
> ports from games category, which usually create files and dirs
> under /var. For some reason, make deinstall code takes the second
> @cwd as the prefix of the installed package and obviously mismatch
> happens. This needs to be corrected ASAP.
Do you have a specific port in mind? I don't recall seeing this in
> 2. In general, prefix-safety feature of make deinstall is misdesigned,
> as it should not reject deinstalling package which has no dependants
> (i.e. packages that depend on it) regardless of its prefix, as
> replacing this package with one with a different prefix will not
> lead to any problems I can think of.
Replacing a dependency (pkgconfig, for example) with a version in a
different prefix could have disasterous effects if you're dealing with
files you expect to exist in a certain location. In any event, make
deinstall-all will remove all packages with a given ORIGIN regardless of
PKGNAME or PREFIX.
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