[MPlayer-users] make uninstall

Jonas Jermann jjermann at gmx.net
Mon Oct 22 17:00:09 CEST 2001

On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 01:25:11AM +0200, Felix Buenemann wrote:
> On Sunday, 21. October 2001 21:07, Jonas Jermann wrote:
> > I have a suggestion, just for a good design:
> > Why don't you include an "uninstall: ..." in the Makefile?
> >
> could you think of anyone who want to UNINSTALL mplayer? What a crazy idea 

First: The user shouldn't be forced to use mplayer. He can install or 
    remove the software HE wants (I want mplayer). There should be a easy 
    possibility to remove mplayer for those who don't wan't it 
    anymore. (We're not M$ which forces the user to use IE...)
Second: The uninstall option can also be used for other things 
    like a clean-up and reinstalling afterwards... Of course the 
    problem can be solved with make install which overwrites the 
    existing files. But that's not very elegant. In other 
    projects I upgrade for example I first uninstall and then 
    reinstall. It's done like that everywhere (package manager).
Third: It's very easy to include the uninstall option.


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