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Old 11-20-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question How do i remove a compiled piece of software?


Hi

I have done searches on the forums and can only seem to find references to removing software using yast / rpm :-/

I'm running Gentoo 1.4 and I was wondering how I remove a piece of software that I manually compiled, made and installed? All I have found out is that it's not supposed to be easy. Do I have to manually remove the built files and dirs?

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Old 11-20-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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It depends on whether or not there is an uninstall option in the Makefile. Some authors are kind enough to put a "make uninstall" in there to prevent you from manually deleting each file.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:05 PM   #3
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Ok thanks

One more thing, if I downloaded a newer version of a software, is there a way to update it or do I have to remove it completely and re-compile make build the new version?

Thanks
 
Old 11-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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install checkinstall package. checkinstall creates the pakage rpm or what ever and then installs the package you are compiling. Do ./configure then make and then instead of doing make install type checkinstall to install the package. You should be able to see the package installed as rpm which you can remove by rpm - e packagename

install checkinstall, a wounderful software
 
Old 11-20-2003, 03:02 PM   #5
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try checkinstall, that piece of software recongize what you've compiled, so you can uninstall stuff with it
 
Old 11-20-2003, 03:12 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by sirpelidor
try checkinstall, that piece of software recongize what you've compiled, so you can uninstall stuff with it
Just read up one post was already posted by dev8080

Thanks anyway
 
  


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