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Old 07-09-2002, 08:01 PM   #1
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unistalling


how do i unistall a compiled program....not an rpm
 
Old 07-09-2002, 08:23 PM   #2
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Look in Makefile and see what the install paths are.
run make again in source dir. see what bins/libs/directory are created. use "find" to locate bins/libs/direcrtory
and remove them.

Note, also check README and Makefile to make sure
there isn't any uninstall insructions.

Note 2, that why I alway do a:
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/app-name

that way everything us under that directory
 
Old 07-09-2002, 08:56 PM   #3
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ohhhh, so it doesnt matter (like windoze ) if the files are in one folder and you delete them without unistalling them, but what if there is information in configuration files etc. etc.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 09:05 PM   #4
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In addition to what pickledbeans said, some programs, and only a very few, come with a "make uninstall" option. That's nice.

For the most part most linux programs are not going to change any configuration files, or really, they would just add more, not modify anything, that would make it messy.

Offhand, what are you trying to get rid of?

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uhhh the motorla sm56 linux driver...it added something to modules.conf....
 
Old 07-09-2002, 09:58 PM   #6
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What you want to delete the drive or just take it out of action ?

do
lsmod
if its lested
rmmod sm56

Then delete entries from modules.conf
 
Old 07-10-2002, 12:14 AM   #7
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Ismod or rmmod don work???....i had this problem with the 'make' command, i didn install the package.....i removed the entries from the modules.conf
 
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Ismod or rmmod don work???....i had this problem with the 'make' command, i didn install the package.....i removed the entries from the modules.conf
Something I've noticed is the moudles directory is empty
with 2.4.x as apposed to 2.2.x? But every thing still works?
How you suppose to know what modules you're have to work with if you cann't see them all?
 
Old 07-10-2002, 12:51 AM   #9
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i don really get that, but all i need to know is how to unistall the sm56 files, or can i just manually delete them?
 
Old 07-10-2002, 11:10 AM   #10
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You can manually delete them, if you want. You might want to check the makefile and see where "make install" put things, but really in the case of a driver, you're looking at less than 1 Mb of wasted disk space and as long as you edit that line out of /etc/modules.conf your machine isn't even going to burp with that extra code just taking up space.

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