Bug 5605 - Document removing SpamAssassin
Summary: Document removing SpamAssassin
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Spamassassin
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: 3.2.5
Hardware: Other other
: P5 trivial
Target Milestone: Undefined
Assignee: SpamAssassin Developer Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-08-16 18:44 UTC by jidanni
Modified: 2009-05-31 19:28 UTC (History)
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Description jidanni 2007-08-16 18:44:03 UTC
$ grep SpamAssassin$ README
Upgrading SpamAssassin
Installing SpamAssassin
Customising SpamAssassin

But no Removing SpamAssassin

So document how to cleanly remove SpamAssassin.
And even for when we already removed the directory where we compiled it too.
Comment 1 jidanni 2009-05-31 19:28:20 UTC
And today I tried to remove it.
Well there is a make uninstall command buried deep... but just try it
yourself! (Assuming the user has kept the source file in the first place).

Not one instruction on how to remove SpamAssassin... why would anybody
ever need to do that, right?

And just look at this
$ more INSTALL
> Installing SpamAssassin for Personal Use (Not System-Wide)...
>	perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=$HOME
Alas, one day when you then want to remove SpamAssassin, you will find
it co-mingled with your other files. Next time I'll
>   Please see the file PACKAGING, sections "Changing paths in the Makefile"
You should mention that doing that should be mandatory, unless one wants
to spend an hour untangling things in $HOME, despite .packlist files.