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Old 06-20-2003, 07:59 PM   #1
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I would appreciate help in this topic since my knowledge in Linux is still quite low.
How do you uninstall a program which was installed with the standard ./configure, make and make install process (that is, no RPM or things like that)?
Thank you for your time.
Old 06-20-2003, 09:06 PM   #2
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I use checkinstall to install source packages as rpms. You use the following command sequence:


checkinstall will create a Debian, RPM, or Slackware package. Then you install that package. When you want to remove it you use rpm -e to uninstall the package.

To remove programs that you have already installed with make install you install the package a second time with checkinstall. Then remove it with rpm -e

You can download checkinstall from:
Old 06-20-2003, 09:45 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, I will start looking that tool.
Old 06-20-2003, 09:50 PM   #4
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try going into the source directory and typing "make uninstall". That works like 7/10 times. But it relies on the programmer providing that feature. I still recommend checkinstall though.


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