[Numpy-discussion] ANNOUNCE: ETS 3.2.0 Released

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Thu Jun 4 15:16:34 CDT 2009


On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:03:36AM -0700, Ariel Rokem wrote:
>    I have a question - how do I go about uninstalling my previous version of
>    the ETS? A more general question to anyone - what's the right way of
>    uninstalling any old python package? In the past, I have been advised to
>    go in and run "rm -rf" on the directory inside my site-packages directory
>    (and remove stuff from "easy-install.pth"?),

That's the right way to do it.

>    but in the case of ETS, I am not even sure which directories in
>    there belong to ETS.

This is a real problem that has not been addressed so far.

>    Is there some elegant way of uninstalling python packages?

Not when they have been installed with setuptools, AFAIK. You need to
keep track of what dependency installed what. A proposal is out to
implement uninstall
http://tarekziade.wordpress.com/2009/05/10/distutils-state/
However, I am not sure how this will address the concern of installing a
chain of dependencies brought by one package.

Gaël


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