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Old 05-11-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
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Uninstalling MySQL (not rpm)

How do I uninstall MySQL (source, not rpm)? I had problems with setting the root passwords and would like to start over fresh.
Old 05-11-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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cd into your source folder and type the following:

$ make clean
$ make distclean
$ make uninstall

don't worry if it errors about 'no target' on any of the above commands.. it just means that the target isn't included in your makefile..

Old 05-11-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
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Sounds easy enough, but I can't find where make will work...

I downloaded the .tar.gz into /usr/local/src and moved the uncompressed folder from there to /usr/local/mysql. I then installed the db using /usr/local/mysql/scripts/mysql_install_db

Anywhere I try to run make clean, it returns "No rule to make target 'clean'. Stop.".
Old 05-12-2004, 12:43 AM   #4
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do it manually by first locate where all mysql files are by

locate mysql

then cd to where you seen mysql files and rm -fr filename or directoryname

it wll hardly takes 10 minutes to remove all traces of mysql from your box


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