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zyothi 03-26-2010 08:02 AM

how to uninstall manually installed vlc player

I have installed vlc 1.0.5 manually, because of some reasons I have to uninstall it. I tried deleting the folders naming vlc and binary file but some how it not getting removed completely. Can somebody tell me how to uninstall it. I am using ubuntu 9.10.

i92guboj 03-26-2010 08:05 AM

How did you install it? Be as specific and detailed as possible.

zyothi 03-26-2010 08:15 AM

I have the source code, I followed the instructions given in INSTALL file.

The steps are as follows:

Configuring VLC
./configure --enable-debug

Building VLC
`make' to build VLC.

Installing and running VLC
make install

Is that what you want you need?

evo2 03-26-2010 08:26 AM

Did you try running "make uninstall"?



vorbote 03-26-2010 08:29 AM

Next time you compile and install something from source, make sure to use checkinstall. There are other options (namely stow and autotools magic) but checkinstall is a nobrainer.

zyothi 03-26-2010 08:39 AM

[SOLVED] it worked gr8, Thanks

cola 03-26-2010 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by zyothi (Post 3913184)
[SOLVED] it worked gr8, Thanks

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