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Old 07-24-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
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Question about uninstalling softwares

To all you gurus, I have a question about uninstalling non .rpm softwares. After compiling source and installing a program, After a week, I don't want it anymore and I would like to know the best way to uninstall the program and leave no traces of it floating around the system. Thanks

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If you're lucky (and still have the source directory you installed from)
the Makefile has a "make uninstall" feature. You could try using checkinstall,
it has an interface for (slackware)pkg (debian)deb and rpm installations
from source tarballs. You just run "checkinstall" instead of "make install"
and can then use the distro's means to get rid of them.



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