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Old 02-28-2011, 07:16 AM   #1
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howto remove program installed from source


I installed nagios program from tar.gz file (from source basically).
I didn't use dpkg or apt-get, I used 'configure','make install' and then 'make' scripts.
How can I remove this progrma from debian system ?

thx for help.
Old 02-28-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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Some programs have a make target 'uninstall'. So, if you still have the sources from the 'make' run, go to the directory and try 'make uninstall'. If you deleted the sources, unpack and './configure' them again first.

Also, search on their website if they provide hints for clean removal.
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If it doesn't have an uninstall feature, you can look at the install section of the make file, see where all the files have gone, and remove them by hand. It's a nuisance, but sometimes it's the only way.


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