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Old 01-28-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Uninstalling applications from source


I am trying to uninstall vsftp, which I had originally installed using the source code. Can I simply delete the following files?

results of CLI- locate vsftpd:

/etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd
/etc/vsftpd.conf
/usr/share/man/man5/vsftpd.conf.5
/usr/share/man/man8/vsftpd.8
/usr/local/sbin/vsftpd

I feel that the installation process altered more system files that may become corrupt if I simply delete the vsftp files. Thanks!
 
Old 01-28-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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"I am trying to uninstall vsftp, which I had originally installed using the source code. Can I simply delete the following files? "

A better way to uninstall vsftp is to use checkinstall. This thread explains how to use checkinstall:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=149571


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Old 01-31-2005, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help jailbait. I'll have to try that, although the link on the other thread no longer works.

Is this the only way to do it? There has got to be another way- what did people do before RPMs?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 12:57 PM   #4
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Some (or most?) makefiles also support 'make uninstall'. Maybe this is what you are looking for?!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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in the source directory where you did

make install

simply go back and type

make uninstall
 
Old 01-31-2005, 03:29 PM   #6
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"Is this the only way to do it?"
You ould try a distribution based on the Debian way of managing packages.

"There has got to be another way- what did people do before RPMs"

They downloaded source and compiled their own packages. They had to keep track of dependencies by hand. When Red hat invented the rpm system people were willing to pay Red Hat for the added convenience.

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Old 02-01-2005, 12:53 PM   #7
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Thank all of you so much- this has really cleared up a gray area for me. checkinstall worked like a charm- although it did leave the vsftpd.conf file in /etc, but I suppose thats for easy re-installation purposes.
 
  


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