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Re: [gpsd-users] 'scons check' installs files, fails on pyserial

From: Charles Curley
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] 'scons check' installs files, fails on pyserial
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:36:48 -0600

On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:57:45 -0700
"Gary E. Miller" <address@hidden> wrote:

> > so to
> > get a complete uninstall, one should run both "scons uninstall" and
> > "scons udev-uninstall"?  
> Maybe.  I sure would not trust it.  No way scons can know what you
> did in your previous install.  People tend to get pieces of
> gpsd splattered all over their disk.
> And then there is the case of xgps, xgpsspeed, ubxtool, zerk, etc.
> Maybe it got installed earlier before the PyGTK and pyserial checks,
> but now scons might think they should not be installed, thus not
> know to uninstall them.

A valid point. So maybe the trick is to install a given commit, then
with that commit still checked out, uninstall it. Only then check out
another version.

A program really shouldn't get pieces splattered all over the user's
disk. Messy.

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