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Old 08-23-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
zynor
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Uninstall without make uninstall


I installed Python-2.3.tgz and now i want to uninstall it (becuase i've realized i should have updated with a rpm) so i type 'make uninstall' in the source directory but i get an error

make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop.

what do i do now?

Will i have to manually delete the everything it installed, if so how do i find out where everything is?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:17 PM   #2
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If the source directory is still intact there may be an install log you can use to locate the various files, but I would just install the RPM. Chances are it will put everything in the same places as the source kit.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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or you can look into the program called:
CheckInstall
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:00 PM   #4
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Are you root?

I know I've thought there wasn't a make uninstall before, but it turned out I wasn't root when I tried it, so I got an error.
 
  


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