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Old 07-16-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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How does "make uninstall" work


Does the "make uninstall" command only do what the people who created the software tell it to do, or does it automatically (e.g. based on the files created/modified when "make install" was run) delete all files it added, restore all files it modified, etc?

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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Well, make install does what it implies: install the binary file(s) you just made. If you need to clean up the folder, you have to run make clean (or make distclean) afterwards.
 
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Look at the file: Makefile.

As you can learn from info make, a "makefile" can specify many targets including (among others) "install" and "uninstall."

The commands to do an "uninstall" will be found inside.
 
  


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