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Old 12-04-2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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remove compiled software?

I compiled apache2 webserver. I'm trying to compile also PHP and MySQL, but I failed to compile PHP successfully, because I forgot to pass arguments, so it would compile also

I know that I could re-compile the PHP again, but can I remove them both, I want to try everything again from start, because tonight I want to compile latest apache, php and mysql on my webserver and don't want to srowup! Thank you!
Old 12-04-2006, 01:50 PM   #2
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go the directory you built the programs in, and type "make uninstall", and I like to use "make clean", if I will be rebuilding the package. ALWAYS SAVE YOUR MAKEFILES!
Old 12-05-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
Vitalie Ciubotaru
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If you didn't keep your source tree, you can go the same way once again:
1. Untar the source code archive;
2. Configure [with the same parameters];
3. Skip "make";
4. Issue "make uninstall" instead of "make install"
Then "make clean" or even "make distclean" and repeat "./configure" it with correct parameters.
Hope it helps.

Old 12-05-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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Hi. A very useful program is checkinstall, it lets you make installable packages out of sources so that you do not have to mess with uninstalling them.
Old 12-06-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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Thank you everybody!
Originally Posted by JAKK
Hi. A very useful program is checkinstall, it lets you make installable packages out of sources so that you do not have to mess with uninstalling them.
I'll have a look at it, thanks!


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