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Old 10-17-2003, 02:56 AM   #1
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Uninstalling tar.gz packages

Can anyone tell me, please, how to perform a clean uninstall of tar.gz packages? And also - where would I find info on file hierarchies in Mandrake 9.1? recently, I've been tod that packages (notably Scribus 1.1) can't find Qt3 or GTK2, even though they are installed on Mandrake 9.1. this is puzzling me.


Old 10-17-2003, 04:09 AM   #2
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If you installed something from source it should come with a uninstall command.You just move to the directory you installed from and 'make uninstall'.
If you want to compile something that depends on Qt or GTK you'll need the source rpm's installed either.
Only the binaries are installed by default.
Old 10-17-2003, 04:35 AM   #3
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You can use checkinstall:

It creates a RPM, TGZ or DEB package from the source directory.

Instead of typing make install type (as root user) checkinstall
and the procedure will start.

Later on you uninstall the package with rpm or removepkg (slackware).
Old 10-17-2003, 06:09 AM   #4
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Thanks - I'll try checkinstall



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