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Old 06-14-2004, 08:44 PM   #1
mijohnst
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Uninstall package after compile?


Can you uninstall something after you:

./configure
make
make install

I screwed up and tried to install mysql with --prefix=/user/local/mysql instead of /usr/local/mysql. After I installed it, I realized what I had done but I don't know how to remove it.

I thought that if I just recompiled/reinstalled it and deleted the /user directory it would work, but that's not the case. Somewhere it's trying to find the /user directory. I see it when I try to run 'mysql_safe &'.

Any help would be great... I'm using Redhat 9.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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most packages don't seem to have uninstall make rules (lazy programmers? no offence!), but try it anyway:

cd [source directory]
su
[password]
make uninstall

otherwise you will have to do it manually, usually look in /usr/local for the installed program (dont delete anything you are not 100% sure about though). You usually can see which files are copied where during the "make install" stage, just scroll through the messages straight after the install is done.
 
  


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