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Old 02-27-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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Best way to remove software installed from source


The topic says it all....I'm really not sure of any other way other than the following which I have been using:

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find . -name 'kopete' -exec rm -R {} \;
where kopete is the program I've had enough of Too buggy as of yet

My drive is almost filled up and all of my software was compiled/installed from source....so I know I can free a lot of space if I knew how to remove the software I don't use anymore.

Thanks for any help in advance
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:36 PM   #2
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i think if you do make uninstall from the directory you installed it from it will remove everything. if you don't have that directory anymore, i don't know other than to find what you can of the program on your hd and remove it manually.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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I am aware of this...however, most of the software I use has a make install, but not a make uninstall.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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Do "slocate programname" and remove the binaries and man pages. I would use caution removing the libs as another program may depend on them.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:20 AM   #5
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For future use, you may be interested in checkinstall. It's a program that replaces the 'make install' step when compiling from source. It will install the program and create a Slack package (or RPM or Debian package) of the complete install, so you can easily remove it later.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 02-29-2004, 09:30 AM   #6
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Oh wow, that sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. I hope it's as good as it sounds...thanks a lot
 
Old 02-29-2004, 09:49 AM   #7
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Cerebere, I owe you my life, haha. This is a great utility, and is going to save me so much hard drive space. Thanks a lot man
 
  


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