So in order to uninstall is it necessary to keep the files in the directory that are used for "make install" or is it adequate to keep the original TAR that I downloaded?
Up to this point, I have deleted the compiled program install directories once the program was installed and working correctly. Could these programs be uninstalled by downloading the source files and doing "make uninstall"? Is that really the only way of cleanly uninstalling programs?
I didn't really have a clue what I was doing a few months ago when I started using Linux. There are probably several programs that can be uninstalled because I either don't need them or because I have since installed newer versions of programs. KDE and Qt are examples of programs that I installed from the RH CD but have since installed newer versions. Is there any way to get rid of those old programs aside from reinstalling the OS?
Originally posted by david_ross