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Old 11-02-2004, 04:18 AM   #1
bennethos
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question 'bout make / make install


Hi all,

When I download a tar.gz package I follow these steps :

tar -zxvf *.gz

./configure

./make

./make install


Now, I just installed something I want to remove ...

And I'm a bit stuck here, I did a make clean ( don't know what it does actually)
make uninstall does'nt work ...

Can someone help me on how to remove this package ???

I use debian

maybe a link with a bit of help about make xxxxx possibilities and what they do

would be helpfull !!!!
 
Old 11-02-2004, 04:29 AM   #2
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depends on the program. Sometimes it comes whit a make uninstall, but sometimes not.


I used to have this problem all the time, until I figured out how to make my own packages.
Now I always make a package from the source code (dunno how to do that on debian, I use slackware).
That way i can always see what software is installed and can easily remove them.

But that of course doesn't fix the problem you have now...
 
Old 11-02-2004, 04:34 AM   #3
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slackware is a lot like debian,

for your info, i installed the latest php4 package that i downloaded from php.net ...

it's a shame it doesn't come with a make uninstall ... i did a make clean, but for example /bin/php still exists...

grrr
 
Old 11-02-2004, 04:43 AM   #4
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Hmmz, didn't think of dpkg...

dpkg -l | grep php indicated a php4 package, i did a dpkg --purge php4, all traces of php4 seem to be gone now :-)

woehoe !!
 
  


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