Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
installing software from source, make uninstall question

If I install software from source I think the make uninstall options is pretty useful, sort of like removing software with apt. Is the only way I can do this to keep the source directory on my system or can I just download it again later configure and run make uninstall then?
Old 08-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 66
So long as you download the correct version and use the same configure string you should be able to just download it again and then perform the steps you mention.
Old 08-19-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Thanks for the helP!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
serious question, is open-source software setting a dangerous precident? linuxted Linux - General 14 05-27-2005 10:46 AM
Source uninstall with 'make uninstall' HOWTO! Creeps Linux - Newbie 6 09-14-2004 11:03 AM
Installing Software from source.. bin. tar. Vm Consoles, TCL??? murbz Linux - Software 3 07-15-2004 05:08 PM
MAKE, installing source packages, etc...can someone explain this or at least... squirrels Linux - Newbie 16 06-14-2004 04:00 PM
Installing software: RPM vs source tarballed Linux - Software 6 08-31-2003 02:58 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration