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Old 12-18-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: western massachusetts
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command to completely remove a program?

im trying to uninstall xine (cuz i use mplayer). I installed from source. I cd to the xine directory, did make clean and make distclean, deleted the dir and contents and it is still on my computer. I did the same for for the xine library but i can still still start it up cuz ithe executable file is in the bin still along with other related xine excecutables. Can i just delete the files in there to get it completely off my system? And was there some command as root i could have done to completey remove it in one swoop?
Old 12-18-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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When you do a "make clean" or a "make distclean" you are meerly cleaning up the build directory. This has nothing to do with the files that have already been installed. You could have done a "make uninstall" as root, but unfortunately you have already deleted the build directory with the make commands in it. You can rebuild the entire tree and then use "make uninstall" or else you can remove the files from /usr/local manually. They shouldn't be too hard to find since most files (fonts, plugins, etc...) are in subdirectories named "xine".


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