reviving make uninstall?

Milian Wolff mail at
Wed Jan 28 16:10:41 UTC 2015

Hello all,

why was the uninstall target removed from make files in frameworks? I cannot 
find any discussion regarding that on the web.

As a developer, I find it highly frustrating that I now have to do this job 
manually by going to the build folder of a project followed by a

xargs rm < install_manifest.txt

I know that both, this as well as make uninstall, have had limitations, such 
as not uninstalling files that are not installed anymore and stuff like that. 
That said, it's better than nothing and was an invaluable tool for me over the 
last years.

So - can we bring it back please?
Milian Wolff
mail at

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