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Old 06-26-2003, 12:53 PM   #1
Jinkzer
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Uninstall programs (unmake me?)


Hi everyone.

Just installed slackware and have installed heaps of stuff into it. It's really fun when you get the hold of it...
Just started to wonder when I got to bed last night how to get rid of stuff I don't need anymore?

If have installed all my programs with the tar.gz, configure, make, make install so i dont have the rpm uninstall available.

Is there some procedure I should follow to get rid of all the associated files with an installed program? I have the sourcefiles still on the disk, do I ever need them after an installation?

Yep. Im sure that this is a really basic questions with a simple answer. It's not easy to be a newbie.

Thanks in advance.

/J
 
Old 06-26-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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"make uninstall" from the source directory
 
Old 06-26-2003, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for that fast answer!

So you need to save all the sourcefiles? Isn't that a bit waste of space? Say if I download a app an untar it to 100MB and then install it. If I don't have the sourcefiles left I can't uninstall? Or is there a workaround?

/J
 
Old 06-26-2003, 06:24 PM   #4
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yes there is a work around you can also tell make where to install the file instead of the default location here is a good tutorial
http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Compili..._Software.html
there it is
 
Old 06-26-2003, 06:39 PM   #5
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Get a program called "checkinstall" from the /extra directory of the Slackware FTP.

You run "checkinstall" instead of the "make install" command, and it installs the program as a Slackware Package. So you can easily remove it from pkgtool or using "removepkg [packagename].tgz"
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:51 PM   #6
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or cheat and downloaded the same package again,
configure it the same way, then make uninstall after
installing.
 
  


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