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Old 06-22-2006, 04:02 AM   #1
nhsarvaiya
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How to unistall an application of software installed by a *.tar file


Dear All,
I know that how to uninstall the softwares those are installed by RPM packages..
But I want to know that how to install a software or applicaton which is been installed by a tar or tgz file
Kindly suggest me the step regarding the same
 
Old 06-22-2006, 04:09 AM   #2
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Hi nhsarvaiya,

To uninstall softwares that you install from source (ie. tar.gz tar.bz2 or tgz) etc, you will have to read the respective uninstall readme files. Another way is that you can mannually delete /edit those files created by that software.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 04:21 AM   #3
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if your installaing a software by using make, in most of the make scripts they will give a option for uninstalling. You can make use of them.

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Old 06-22-2006, 05:25 AM   #4
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There's also checkinstall. With checkinstall you do the required steps like "./configure" and "make", then call checkinstall to do the "make install". It will create a package (depending on your host system a rpm, tgz, deb ... file) that you can install and uninstall with your system's package management. It works quite good and fails seldom.
 
  


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