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Old 05-06-2004, 05:46 AM   #1
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Clean way to uninstall apps installed from source

Excuse me, there've been threads telling how to install packages from source

what about cleanly and safely uninstalling those from-source-installed apps???

I've heard about make uninstall, but not all packages have that rule

Do I have to locate the related files and rm them 1 by 1 ???
Old 05-06-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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Look into checkinstall.
Old 05-06-2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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checkinstall is great....

but if ou choose not to use that, then maybe you should take advantage of the --prefix= parameter of a configure script.... ans install programs you may later want to uninstall to a folder that you can remember.... maybe prexix=/usr/local/programX


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