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Old 03-23-2005, 10:03 PM   #1
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How to uninstall a program


Hi, say I install a program via .gpz and doing my own compile, how would i later uninstall it? should i make it into an rpm first wiht some convertor?

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Old 03-23-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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If the people writing the program were kind, then there might be a make unistall in the Makefile. However that would mean you have to keep the source code around to uninstall. A much better idea is to use checkinstall, which is a program that replaces the make install step of compiling. It allows you to create an RPM and then install, and uninstall, with the usual RPM tools.
 
  


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