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Old 05-21-2006, 05:30 PM   #1
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How Do You "UNINSTALL" a tar.gz file???? Make Uninstall not effective


I want to get rid of a program that I compiled and installed. Thanks
 
Old 05-21-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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If there is no uninstall target for the makefile, you have to delete all the files by hand.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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OMG...You have gotta be kidding...

It won't let me right click them to delete them.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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It won't let me right click them to delete them.
Maybe you need root privileges?
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:26 PM   #5
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I went to where I downloaded the program

and opened it in terminal as a super user. I then entered the following: rm -rf <filename>. Everything was gone and my Hard Disk space went up. To me, by deleting that file, everything that was associated with that file down the ine from it, should be gone now. Am I correct? I searced files for the program and it was no where to be found. How could it possibly run now?
 
Old 05-22-2006, 02:21 PM   #6
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How could it possibly run now?
I don't know. Does it? If you ran 'make install' to install the compiled software, the executable files may be located at a different location than the sources that you downloaded. If 'make uninstall' didn't work, you need to look at the makefile (maybe you need to download again, as you probably deleted the file) and look for the install location. Then you'll need to delete everything by hand.

One alternative method to avoid these troubles is the use of checkinstall. This command may be run instead of 'make install' and produces an rpm file, which can be installed and uninstalled with YaST.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #7
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"whereis <command_name>" on the command line will tell you where the binary was installed.
 
  


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