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Old 02-13-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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Useful thread and information about UNINSTALLING programs.


I find the sticky post about how to install programs from source code helpful, but I think you missed the uninstalling guide and it as important as the installing one.

I have successfully installed almost everything i want but sometimes i want to get rid of things that has become "wasted space" and I will appreciate that you tell me what do you do when you uninstall something. Sometimes doing a 'make uninstall' its enough, but other times i deleted the dir where i compiled so its impossible to use that method.

Im waiting your uninstalling method
Old 02-13-2003, 03:10 PM   #2
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Debian method:
apt-get remove packagename

Some source programs allow (by going into the source directory)

make remove


make uninstall
Old 02-13-2003, 05:41 PM   #3
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I believe to unisntall RPMs its rpm -e "package name" I might be wrong, ive never tried to tell the truth.


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