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Old 06-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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Removing Software Manually

How would I go about removing a software that I installed using MAKE?

Somebody mentioned that if you keep the makefile, then all the files can be manually remove.... but it just seems a bit arduous.
Isnt there any simpler method?
Old 06-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Generally you can go to the directory you built the package from (the one with the source) and as root do
#make uninstall
If you do not have the source anymore, you could download it again, rebuild and then execute the command above. Some packages will have different ways of uninstalling, so read the README and INSTALL files first.


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