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Old 05-14-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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how do i uninstall sumthing using make


i thought that if i installed something with the

make install

method, i could uninstall it with

make clean

aparently i was wrong. so,, how do i uninstall it ???
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Firstly, type man make into a terminal - that will explain all the make commands including make clean.

I haven't really used make myself, although on google I see a number of make uninstall entries, have you tried that?
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try checkinstall

Some source packages include an unistall option, most do not. The way that I handle the problem of uninstalling source packages is to use checkinstall.
Using checkinstall you can install a source package as a rpm, debian, or
slackware package. In your case you would probably want to install it as a rpm. Then you can uninstall the package with rpm -e packagename.

If you have already installed a package as a source package then you can install the package a second time using checkinstall; then uninstall it using rpm.


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