[Buildroot] [RFC] Removing CLEAN_CMDS and UNINSTALL_(STAGING|TARGET)_CMDS

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Feb 12 06:32:15 UTC 2013


On 08/02/13 23:37, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> This is an RFC patch set to discuss whether or not we should keep the
> <pkg>_CLEAN_CMDS, <pkg>_UNINSTALL_TARGET_CMDS and
> <pkg>_UNINSTALL_STAGING_CMDS. It is a topic that has been discussed at
> various times in the past months/years.
>
> A lot of packages don't implement them, we generally don't ask for
> them to be implemented when reviewing packages, and the uninstall
> commands are generally never updated when a package version is bumped,
> which means that they are probably bitrotting pretty quickly. We also
> have no automated way of testing these commands.
>
> That said, it is true that the <pkg>-clean target might be useful for
> some use cases. However, is <pkg>-uninstall really useful, considering
> that it doesn't take into account the removal of the reverse
> dependencies?
>
> Again, this patch set is not meant to be applied as is, it is here to
> get the discussion started. Sending the patches with it is simply a
> way to ensure that the discussion is considered seriously:-)

  I think I'm the biggest proponent of the idea, so
Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>
to the series.

  That said, I wouldn't oppose to keeping the CLEAN around for one more 
release, until the out-of-tree build has settled in.

  Regards,
  Arnout

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