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Ouch it's me again, sorry man I can't read for @#@$t New Year was really good. Uninstall? I think if the software is ran from a dedicated directory, just remove the directory, if it is in /usr, /usr/bin, /bin etc, then remove the executable, and every links to it I guess.
This is just a guess, but you could reinstall the software in the normal manner. It should recreate your source directory and overwrite the old files in other directories. Then use the make uninstall option to getrid of everything.
well yes, that's all part of the way un*x goes.. you're meant to keep sources.. that's why there's a proper place for it and such like. Obviously hving a restricted amount of space can affect that. Kinda like keeping the box the video recorder came in for when it breaks..
so yeah you can just hack out the installed files, or reinstall the source. you don't need to actually compile and install the program again, you only need to ./configure it, and assuming it's set up the way it was when you installed it you just make uninstall it then.
you might feel that it's very drawn out and annoying, but if you following the way it's meant to be organised, it's fine.