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Old 03-26-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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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.
Old 03-26-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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How did you install it? Be as specific and detailed as possible.
Old 03-26-2010, 08:15 AM   #3
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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?
Old 03-26-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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Did you try running "make uninstall"?


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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.
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[SOLVED] it worked gr8, Thanks
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[SOLVED] it worked gr8, Thanks
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