Removing manually installed software
miller07 at suddenlink.net
Wed Feb 6 04:08:42 UTC 2008
Peter Smerdon wrote:
> Ed Miller <miller07 at suddenlink.net> 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 programs that are out of date or no longer used?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
>> 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.
Thanks for all the replies. I have successfully hunted down the files
and removed them. I have also tried out the checkinstall command, that
is great! Wished I had known that one a long time ago.
Again, thanks for all the good information.
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