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Old 05-04-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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how to uninstall libraries

Hey everyone, I'm total newb and been learning some linux...recently I compiled some libraries was trying get sphinx working with mamp and I believe I installed it more than twice. How can I go by uninstalling libraries?
Old 05-04-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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Find your lib file and delete it. Usually when properly installed you should see them somewhere /lib, /usr/lib or /usr/local/lib.

Use command 'find', to learn about it type 'man find'

Hope this helps.
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You could try "make uninstall" if you still have the configured sources. You'll need to be root, obviously.
Old 05-04-2009, 10:47 AM   #4
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"make uninstall" is the absolute cleanest way usually. You only need the sources. If you delete them you will need to get them again and the the configure step (if possible, exactly in the same way that you did it the last time, and specially in which concerns the --prefix you specified if any).
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If you installed the libraries twice, then the second time will simply overwrite the files that were created the first time; it won't be installed more than once.
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thanks for clearing it, and letting me know guys.


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