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Old 11-07-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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How can i remove source installs??


Using rpm's is pretty easy to uninstall, but how can i uninstall software compiled from source?? I have tried to read lotta howto's in installing stuff on Linux. I cannot find anything regarding removing it, only upgrading or reinstalling. There must be a way - plz help.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sometimes the Makefile in the source tree will have a "make uninstall" target - if not, you're out of luck, other than going around and removing each file manually. I build most of my software into .deb (can do the same with rpm) packages, then install those, rather than installing directly. That way, I can easily remove them at a later date.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thanx for the tip I'll do as u advice & build into rpm's first from now on.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:13 AM   #4
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Re: How can i remove source installs??

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Using rpm's is pretty easy to uninstall, but how can i uninstall software compiled from source?? I have tried to read lotta howto's in installing stuff on Linux. I cannot find anything regarding removing it, only upgrading or reinstalling. There must be a way - plz help.
Install Checkinstall...see the link in my sig.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:46 AM   #5
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Will do. thanx
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:09 PM   #6
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Yes, Nu-Bee is right. Checkinstall is what you want. It rawks!
 
  


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