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Old 03-24-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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is there a software manager for compiled programs?

I am now at the point where i can compile programs from source with relative ease, but i've begun to wonder how do you go about uninstall them? back in the old DOS days, i deleted the directory and that was it, but linux programs seem to put files all over the place.

so, i wanna know is there a software manager or something that allows you to compile programs, keeps track of the files that each program puts on the system, and facilatates easy uninstallations (as in point and click)?
Old 03-24-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hi learnmelinux,

Some programs have a "make uninstall" option to remove the installed files.
There is also the possibility to track what is installed. This will work in most cases -- look for installwatch or checkinstall (I think it needs installwatch to perform). With the latter you can create packages in many formats and then install and uninstall them with your system's package manager.
Old 03-24-2005, 06:08 PM   #3
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thanks titopoquito, this program does exactly what i want.


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