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Old 12-08-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
lagu2653
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How do you uninstall software which doesn't have an uninstall-file?


How do you uninstall software which doesn't have an uninstall file?
Code:
SuSEBurken:~/Installationskatalogen/SOURCES/TV/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3c/utils # make uninstall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'.  Stop.
SuSEBurken:~/Installationskatalogen/SOURCES/TV/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3c/utils # cd ../driver/
SuSEBurken:~/Installationskatalogen/SOURCES/TV/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3c/driver # make uninstall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'.  Stop.
My ivtv-installation doesn't work.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by lagu2653
How do you uninstall software which doesn't have an uninstall file?
Code:
SuSEBurken:~/Installationskatalogen/SOURCES/TV/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3c/utils # make uninstall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'.  Stop.
SuSEBurken:~/Installationskatalogen/SOURCES/TV/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3c/utils # cd ../driver/
SuSEBurken:~/Installationskatalogen/SOURCES/TV/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3c/driver # make uninstall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'.  Stop.
My ivtv-installation doesn't work.
If the programmer didn't include uninstall routines in the Makefile, the only way I know of to uninstall it is manually, by hand, one file at a time. Maybe look at the makefile (in the install section) and see what it did and where. That should help narrow down where the files are that you need to delete, and maybe which rc files to go in and edit to make things stop trying to load at boot time.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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I know it won't help in this instance, but if you are going to be compiling from source in the future, I'd recommend Checkinstall which is a program that replaces the make install step and creates an RPM package instead (or a Slackware or Debian package). That lets you manage compiled programs with the normal package management tools.
 
  


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