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Old 10-20-2004, 09:46 AM   #1
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how to uninstall source tarball packages ?


Hello,

I have installed few packages from now on.
Generally there is no uninstall section in the documentation of the package.

Is it because, installing a package involves knowing where all files are installed ?
Or is there a sual way to uninstall packages ?

Thanks, Xround
 
Old 10-20-2004, 10:04 AM   #2
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try: make uninstall

if this don't work then you have to uninstalled each file manually I think
 
Old 10-20-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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Originally posted by m0rg
try: make uninstall

if this don't work then you have to uninstalled each file manually I think
Thats correct!

Enter the source directory of your package and then type
Code:
# make uninstall
If you have removed the source directory, for e.g
Code:
/home/sybex/downloads/gaim-...
Than you'll have do it the hard way,
Code:
rm -rf [files/directory of the present program]
make have these options;
make , (creates programfiles.)
make install , (installs the package/program) in the standardplace, or where ever you have out the PREFIX

make uninstall (removes the installed files and directorys that the make install created)
make distclean (makes the program distclean, have to run make if you will install it again! )
and some more options...
 
  


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