Hey, I'm still struggling with the LFS and don't understand where to find the "make uninstall" file for software I've installed that I may uninstall it.
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and understand installing/removing .deb packages - that's straightforward. The problem I'm having are files that end in ".sh" or ".bin" , ".run" etc. or, the tar balls I download (I guess I would be compiling from source if I use these?)
I know sometimes they have an option like "--uninstall" but not all of them do. I know about the "make uninstall" command but this is where I get confused. Let's say, for instance, I download "foo.tar.bz2", decompress it, configure, make, install - is the "make uninstall" installed into the same folder where the rest of the program is installed, or was it created in the folder where I ran "./configure"? I've been looking in the folders of installed applications and none of them have this "make uninstall" file I keep reading about.
Is there a procedure I should follow as a rule of thumb when installing from .tar file? (Once again, I'm not sure if this is called 'compiling from source' so if someone would correct my understanding it would be a great help) Is the idea to configure, make, install then delete that folder because the software is installed, or do I keep that decompressed folder for later use if I have to uninstall?
Thank you kindly for your help. My knowledge of Linux is very superficial, so please bear that mind.