Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Philippines
Posts: 175

Rep: Reputation: 30
How to remove compiled programs?

What are the ways to reverse 'make install' after installing a compiled programs?
Old 03-22-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Philippines
Posts: 175

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Answer found: It's by cding into the directory where you compiled the application and do 'make uninstall'. Sorry for the post. I just accidentally found the answer after i posted this.
Old 03-22-2005, 06:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Slackware, ROCK
Posts: 1,973

Rep: Reputation: 46
make rpm's of your build and install those instead. not required, but it makes life easier later on ( it will update the rpm database and you will be able to remove/upgrade it) plus you don't have to keep the source directory around.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove something i compiled ? waelaltaqi Linux - Software 4 11-23-2005 03:34 PM
how to remove compiled software? greythorne Linux - Distributions 3 09-07-2004 04:16 AM
How to remove/un-make the new compiled kernel? karfei00 Linux - General 2 06-11-2004 06:24 AM
How to Remove Compiled Kernel Hady Linux - Software 1 04-15-2004 02:55 PM
how to remove a compiled apache from LINUX icepig Linux - Software 1 12-26-2003 05:16 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration