Removing manually installed software

Peter Smerdon psmerdon at
Mon Feb 4 22:44:48 UTC 2008

Ed Miller <miller07 at> writes:

> Hi Ya'll,
> Is there a command to use to find manually compiled and installed 
> programs that are out of date or no longer used? Or a command just to 
> remove these programs? I know where they are but I do not know the 
> dependencies.
> Thanks, Ed

Hello Ed,

if the software package you compiled came with a Makefile, check this
file to see if there is an `uninstall' target. Sometimes you might be
able to remove it with the `make uninstall' command.



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