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

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] 'scons check' installs files, fails on pyserial
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:44:00 -0700

Yo Charles!

On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:36:48 -0600
Charles Curley <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

Since I always want gpsd, I never bother to uninstall.  And I always
install just one way.

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

No way to avoid it.  We get users that install their distros package,
they they install a 3rd party package, then they install with clockmaker
and again as root.  Voila, splatter all over.  A recurring issue.

That is why I added more version checks.

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