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Old 02-19-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
aspinnler
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Uninstall file manually-- gxine0.5.4


Hi All!

I installed gxine0.5.4 manually the other day;I didn't use apt.
Anyways, now I'm not really please with gxine anymore and I'd rather just remove it and look for another movie player. Maybe I'll go back to mplayer.

To install gxine I used the './configure' command.
I can't find a similiar command in the gxine directory for removal. And, as I didn't use apt to install the package I can't use it to remove it apparently either.

So, I'm now left wondering how to uninstall and remove this package manually. Thanks.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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Try make uninstall in the directory where you used the make install, most make files have an uninstall target that does just that uninstalls the files it installed. BTW have you heard of checkinstall you use it in place of the make install command and it will build a .deb that you can install (will be installed automatically with the right options) it makes build from source less of a headache.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 01:13 PM   #3
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Alright, (I think) that worked-- 'make uninstall'
I don't yet understand giving make a target but I'll work on that.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-20-2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by aspinnler
Alright, (I think) that worked-- 'make uninstall'
I don't yet understand giving make a target but I'll work on that.

Thanks!
The target would just be a term for the command you are passing to make eg. make clean, make install, make uninstall ... If you look into the make file you can see the sections where you have them options available or a make --help should give you the options you have available just like a ./configure --help does.
 
  


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