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Old 02-10-2003, 10:17 AM   #1
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I installed Apache server as per a co-worker just to see how the program was compared to what he was using to host our web page. He has tested and played and now I want to remove it. I don't know if I can just go around deleting all of the directory's that I think it used or what. That's what I'm asking how do I get rid of this program short of doing a wipe of the hard drive and reinstalling the OS.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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How was it installed?
 
Old 02-10-2003, 02:38 PM   #3
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I installed it as per the directions, Basiclly I just ran configure ; make ; make install ; Like you do with most programs that I've tried to install. I've just never tried to uninstall anything.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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If you didn't' delete the source tree it should be fine to run
Code:
make uninstall
Most current tarballs will have that feature implemented.

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Old 02-10-2003, 02:47 PM   #5
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Yep, running `make uninstall` in the source directory should do it.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 03:12 PM   #6
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Re: can software be easily uninstalled

Quote:
Originally posted by wass29
I installed Apache server as per a co-worker just to see how the program was compared to what he was using to host our web page. He has tested and played and now I want to remove it. I don't know if I can just go around deleting all of the directory's that I think it used or what. That's what I'm asking how do I get rid of this program short of doing a wipe of the hard drive and reinstalling the OS.
Use checkinstall and never have to worry about this again...see my sig.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 03:36 PM   #7
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Use checkinstall and never have to worry about this again...see my sig.
tnx for the tip, looks like a neat program
 
Old 02-10-2003, 03:51 PM   #8
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is the source directory the one where I installed the software from? or is it the directory created by the make install command? Also to conserve space after I get it uninstalled do I have to go back and delete alot of folders files etc........
 
Old 02-10-2003, 04:14 PM   #9
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when i try "make uninstall" from several different directorys where I think I installed from all I get is an error that reads

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

I don't know if this is because I am in the wrong directory or what...
 
Old 02-10-2003, 08:02 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by wass29
is the source directory the one where I installed the software from?
Yep ... I haven't installed apache from source yet, though.
If the "make uninstall" didn't work you're probably out of luck.

If you, however, (being a slackware user and all :}) installed
it from a Slackware tarball everything should be just dandy,
just go to /var/log/packages and do your
removepkg apa<TAB><ENTER>

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