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machiner 07-27-2004 02:32 PM

delete source folder?
THis is prolly a dumb question --

After I install an appy, can I delete the folder that I installed it from?

Example: download tarball, extract, cd to the folder, ./configure, etc...

Can I then delete the folder?



Tinkster 07-27-2004 02:56 PM

Usually yes.

However, you may want to consider using checkinstall
for the installation process, that way you'll be able to
remove a program after having deleted the source (mind
you, not all makefiles have an uninstall).


machiner 07-27-2004 03:37 PM

THank you for your reply and your answer. At this point I will leave all the folders intact until such time as I am more familiar with removing programs.


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