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When I install a software from source, there are many (source, object,etc.) files that might be removed after the binary is ready.
How can I remove them?
(P.S. I tried 'make clean', but that destroyed the program.)
well you'd either just delete the entire source directory or not. erm.. i guess you could put the stuff back in a tar.bz2 or something if you think you might need it later. make clean won't stop the program working, only the uninstalled version in the source directories.
Actually, 'make clean' command ruined my xmms, and I had to recompile and install it.
On the other hand: I do not know if I have a 'source directory'.
If I simply use
will the compiled binary files or other necessary files reside in the same directory where the source and object files can be found? If so, I cannot delete the source directory as it also contains the binaries.