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Old 11-21-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
waelaltaqi
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How to remove something i compiled ?


i coniled Apache server by myself , but the server installed itself on my desktop. now i want to remove the Apache i compiled to install and RPM package . how can i do that ?
 
Old 11-21-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Ok so exactly how did you install it?

did you compile it with the following commands

./configure --prefix=<somewhere you specifyed>
make
make install


or did you install it with RPM?


in the first methood you would need to untar the archive again rerun ./configure then possibly do a make uninstall

NOTE: This only works if the programmer wrote a uninstall script for make
 
Old 11-22-2005, 12:06 PM   #3
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Unhappy didn't work !!!

i tried to ./configure the package then i issued make uninstall but it said that make dosn't have unistall rule. apparantly make doesn't have unistall script written. well, i need to unistall the Apchae server i installed. it's working fine but the problem that the paths for web puplishing directories , commands and extensions are dirfferent from usual. for example , i can't start the server by typing : service httpd start. i cann't add the service to run in un level 5 using chkconfig command. i have to add it in rc.d startup script . my main point that it is a little bit confusing to deal with the server this way. acctually i'm learing how to use it and i want to learn it the easist way i can. i don't know if you can find the unistall script if it available anyway.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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You could use checkinstall. If you compile Apache again but do a "./configure && make && checkinstall" the program will generate a package and install Apache (both in one step) and you can then uninstall with your package manager.
Homepage: http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/

Probably there will be a precompiled RPM package for this,
 
Old 11-23-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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Talking It Worked now !!!

it worked finally, i think that pachage you sent me is very important cus a lot of times you need to remove something you compiled. i think it should be included in my distro. Thanks for the help man ...!
 
  


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