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sn68 09-06-2006 11:06 PM

uninstall software ( those not installed by yum/rpm)
 
Hi
I have installed some software (eg xawtv) which was in tar.gz pkg, the pkg installed nicely and works properly. However now I need to uninstall it. yum & rpm do not show the pkg as installed. Do I just delete the directory? If so, will some files still remain in other directories (eg some configuration files)?
Thanks

reddazz 09-07-2006 03:40 AM

If you used "make install", then do "make uninstall" from the directory where you built the program.

sn68 09-07-2006 03:55 AM

uninstall software ( those not installed by yum/rpm)
 
Hi
Thanks for the quick reply
I installed with make installed only but when I do make uninstall now the message I get is
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop.

what can I do now?

reddazz 09-07-2006 04:04 AM

What package (and its version) are you trying to remove?

sn68 09-07-2006 06:44 AM

uninstall software ( those not installed by yum/rpm)
 
Hi
I am trying to remove xawtv, when I do xawtv - version I get
"This is xawtv 4.0-pre, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.17-1.2174_FC5)"
I downloaded it from http://dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots/...-145508.tar.gz
I installed it as follows
tar xzfs xawtv-20060815-145508.tar.gz
cd xawtv
./autogen.sh
./configure
make
make install

reddazz 09-08-2006 02:36 PM

Unfortunately xawtv does not seem to have an uninstall script. You will have to manually remove the package from /usr/local if thats where its located.


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