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Old 12-05-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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How do you uninstall a program? And does it remove the binary/library files also?
Old 12-05-2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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Depends on how you installed the program: RPM, compile from source, binary tarball, other package management system ... which did you use?
Old 12-05-2004, 04:52 PM   #3
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Whenever i install something it is usually comes with the suffix .tar.gz and then i just extract the files and type ./config, make, make install
Old 12-06-2004, 06:02 AM   #4
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Most well written makefiles have also a "uninstall" rule. Try this out in the source dir (same where you did "./configure ... etc"

make uninstall

If that does not work, I suppose you will have to check from the Makefile where the install-rule copies the files and remove them by hand.

You should definitely use your distribution's package manager, if possible.

For Debian:


RPM-based distros (not a specialist with these)

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In future you should use the checkinstall program when installing from source. I think thats what most slackware people use anyway.




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