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Old 11-18-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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how to uninstall programs


Hello, i was wondering what the procedure for compiling, installing updating and uninstalling things from source. I know how to ./configure make make install, but that is it. how do i update programs or uninstall them? or downgrade? the program i am trying to uninstall right now is wine, which i compiled from source.

thanks for any help,
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Old 11-18-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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Pleaseeeeee use the search ... this is very
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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ok, thanks for the tip
sorry for the inconvienence.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 11:13 PM   #4
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yea well this noob used the search and landed here lol.

How about a simple how-to on uninstalling programs in linux?
 
Old 12-18-2004, 01:22 AM   #5
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from what i have learned so far, it matters with the program. the best way, for us noobs is to just delete the short cut. with some things, if you did a make install, you can do a make uninstall. or if you look where the program was stored somtimes, there is a uninstall binary. otherwise, if it is a really really big program, just delet the big files and the shortcut and hope nothing goes wrong.

however, if the program was an rpm, you can do it easily: rpm -e (programname)
same with .deb too but i haven't used those before.

also, if you use synaptic, everything is easy.
 
  


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