how to uninstall stuff?
I sort of get how to install stuff.
Then try to figure out how to start program.
But how do I uninstall stuff? Someone told me to just delete everything that has a reference to the program, but that's pretty messy and time consuming, I'm sure there's a cleaner way to do it. :rolleyes:
I was also told I can type make uninstall in the directory I installed from, but I tried it and it does not work. also, what if the program was already installed?
I'm using Red Hat 8.0 so I partially uninstalled the default apache 2.0 because the mod_rewrite module does not work, so I want to put apache 1.3 but after hours of trying to figure out what I'm doing, no luck. can someone walk me through this process? I want to first get rid of all the failed attempts, and also get rid of apache 2.0 since I'm sure there's still traces of it somewhere.
Once this is done, I need to configure php and mysql.... that will be another nightmare I'm sure... I wish linux was as easy as windows, next next next, done, installed.
if you installed by source: go to the directory that you did make install and try make clean instead or make uninstall.
That only works sometimes though. If you installed by rpm try rpm -e <package name> (as root of course). Hope this helps
but vew people write uninstall scripts into there makefiles.
why not install from RPM, then you can rpm -e package-to-un-install
and if an rpm is not available, then install checkinstall and install source vis the
method, that allows you to use rpm -e to uninstall somthing installed from source.
Thanks for this GREAT tip, already tried it and works GREAT!
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