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Old 04-12-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
thinknologist
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How to remove non-rpm installed packages ???


how to remove manually the compiled / installed packages (originally from .tar.gz) not from rpm. Normally for rpm;

rpm -e <package_name>

how do we do this with packages from .tar.gz?

What would be the command.


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Old 04-12-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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Its a bit strange that you mention rpm in an Ubuntu forum. Anyway most source built packages can be removed by doing "make uninstall" from the directory where you built the package. Some though don't adhere to this standard, so always read the INSTALL and README files.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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If you didn't delete or clean the source tree after installing, you could try make uninstall. If you did delete or clean the source tree, you could download, unpack, and re-run the configure script then try make uninstall. Otherwise, you'll have to hunt down each file installed by the package and use the rm -f command.

BTW, if you're not committed to a package, install it in /opt/<package_name>-<package_version>. If you don't like it, then just delete the <package_name>-<package_version> directory and maybe a few links. Lot easier to clean up after yourself.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 12:55 AM   #4
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It's linux right?

Actually I presume it must work because it is of the same kernel. Some packages works, some were not.

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Its a bit strange that you mention rpm in an Ubuntu forum. Anyway most source built packages can be removed by doing "make uninstall" from the directory where you built the package. Some though don't adhere to this standard, so always read the INSTALL and README files.
I am on a current testing, so I am trying the compatibilities and worst incompatibilities.
 
  


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