Uninstall programs in Linux
fmccormick at videotron.ca
Sat Nov 24 22:40:02 UTC 2007
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On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 20:28:27 +0100
Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 20:55 +0300, OOzy Pal wrote:
> > Hi
> > How do you usually uninstall programs compiled from source
> > (configure/make/make install) in Ubuntu?
> If the makefile provides no uninstall target (make uninstall), then
> you are basically out of luck and need to track the files yourself
> (note which files are installed by "make install". You can prevent
> this by doing "checkinstall make install" instead of a plain "make
> install" in the first place. This will create a *.deb package that
AFAIK the command using checkinstall is not "checkinstall make
install" but more simply just "checkinstall".
The routine is make,then checkinstall. Then you can remove the software
with dpkg remove whatever.
Frank McCormick debian at videotron.ca
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