"rm <file>" wont do the trick.
after you do "make install" or install with a package manager the files a spread all over the system.
you have binary files in /usr/bin, libraries in /usr/lib or /usr/lib64 or whatever, misc. files in /usr/share or some of them might be in /opt
some cinfigurations might be in /etc, some changes may have been made to different packages.
you have no practical way of knowing.
you shouldn't just delete manually after you install a package/software/whatever.
i think a reboot will do the trick.
you can remove it manually but i don't think you have to.
Last edited by ophirg; 07-15-2008 at 06:22 PM.