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Old 12-30-2004, 02:12 PM   #1
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How do I remove/uninstall compiled sofware?

How do I remove/uninstall compiled sofware? I read somewhere it was 'make uninstall', so I went to the source directory and executed that command but I only got:

brynjarh@HAL:~/src/download/gaim-0.79-vv-3$ make uninsall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninsall'.  Stop.
Any other way to remove compiled software cleanly?
Old 12-30-2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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read the MAKEFILE, there may be a build option in there to remove. In the future you may want to use checkinstall for quick and easy removal of compiled software. maybe make deinstall works?
Old 12-30-2004, 05:48 PM   #3
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I have to reconfigure the apache. It is working fine but i need to add a new --enable-so. I have checked in the INSTALL and the README files but i didnt see how to do it. Should i execute ./configure make make install or should i remove before the program? How? make clean??
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Any other way to remove compiled software cleanly?
Usually it works by deleting the folder where you have installed the software.

"make uninstall" works only if you have not deleted the source folder from wich you compiled the software. If you deleted it, just recompile with exact parameters in ./configure and then use "make uninstall".

You have a thread with that don't have to post the same question several times.

Old 12-31-2004, 01:18 AM   #5
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You have a typo with "uninstall". I doubt it'll work, but try it again just in case.
Old 01-07-2005, 03:00 AM   #6
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i have uses make clean in the source directory with success.

Old 01-07-2005, 03:07 AM   #7
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"make clean" simply removes the *.so files from the source directory... and touches nothing outside it.
OP: You made a typo in uninstall...
you spelled it uninsall. It might (should) work...
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