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Old 07-22-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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How do I uninstall linux compiled software?

How do I uninstall linux compiled software? I just installed psybnc on a server of mine, but I wish to uninstall it.

rm -rf psybnc doesn't seem the way to go... I installed by make and make install.
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Originally Posted by Ujjain View Post
How do I uninstall linux compiled software?
This question has been asked over and over. Do a search in this forum.
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They all talk about rpm -e, but I haven't used rpm to install psybnc.
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There are many threads on how to uninstall from source.

But the rule is just the same than you need to follow to install from source: read the documentation. There's absolutely no standard way, but in any case more than probably you need to keep intact the same source tree that you use to install, since that's the place where the uninstall scripts will live, along with the install ones.

Being that said, there's a big chance that, if you installed with "make install", you can uninstall with "make uninstall", but, again read the docs. That's what they are for. If you can't find README or INSTALL files or any other docs in the source tree, go to the project web page, forum, etc.


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