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Old 11-25-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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make install - clean up


Whats the best way to clean up, uninstall if you like, applications installed from source? Is it just a case of backtracking and removing all files it installed (binary ones?)
 
Old 11-25-2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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many makefiles have a
"make uninstall"
option
 
Old 11-26-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
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Originally posted by perfect_circle
many makefiles have a
"make uninstall"
option
Thanks
 
Old 11-26-2004, 03:09 AM   #4
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If you use Slackware or a slackware-based distro there's instead of make install use this command after the make command

Code:
checkinstall
This will open up a program that will install the program as a Slackware-Package that can be easily uninstalled from the pkgtool and shared with others.
 
  


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