[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: uninstall target

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Thu Aug 25 10:57:08 CEST 2005

Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 12:39:56AM +0000, Burkhard Plaum wrote:
>>Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger <at> stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> writes:
>>>Maybe, though my guess is that installing only makes sense when you
>>>build a dynamic libavcodec, which is not well supported in an aspect...
>>It's gotten MUCH better. pkg-config support and the fixes of some memleaks,
> Fixing memleaks isn't very useful when every upgrade breaks abi or
> even api...! lavc just is not intended for use as a shared lib at this
> time.

But it is licensed as LGPL which means it is *supposed* to have a stable 

> Rich

A general note on make uninstall: IMHO it has to be able to uninstall 
correctly *every* older version. Assume (just as example) libavutils 
goes away at one point, the make uninstall should still remove libavutil 
if it finds it. Maybe the make install should install the Makefile 
containing uninstall?

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