beware 2.0.0-beta2 'make uninstall'

Todd Pfaff todd at edge.cis.McMaster.CA
Thu Nov 26 21:12:24 GMT 1998

I just bit by something I thought I should warn others about...

I was configuring 2.0.0-beta1 with --prefix=/usr/local because otherwise
it would install to something like /usr/local/samba/samba.  This was fixed
in 2.0.0-beta2 but I forgot to remove the --prefix=/usr/local and so I
installed to /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/man, etc.  No problem, just do a
make uninstall I think to myself.  Argh!  It removed all files from
/usr/local/man/man1, man3 and man5.  Not a big deal, I have backups, but
it should probably be fixed if the uninstall target is going to be used by

Thankfully, it was a little more careful about what it removed from
/usr/local/bin and lib.

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