uninstalling installed software

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok, it is an easy method to install apps on linux from the source using make file

My question is there a way to do it vice verse (uninstalling) in the terminal instead of me going through the directories and removing the data tree manually?

hope that made some sense
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What distro?
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Well, a lot depends on how it was installed; RPM's have a method of removing (rpm -e), source can be deinstalled by running make deinstall from the install dir.
Course, it really depends on how it was installed, and what it is. :)

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cool, thanks for the tip on rpm's

what about files that i have ./configured, make, and make installed? or does that depend upon what it is too?
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Vladdrac wrote:
cool, thanks for the tip on rpm's

what about files that i have ./configured, make, and make installed? or does that depend upon what it is too?


Those are source, which means you configured the makefile to meet your machine's specifications -- more or less -- and then ran make, which is a front end wrapper for *cc.

Basically, you compiled source to a binary program.

Go into that dir, type make deinstall, or make uninstall -- targets may vary depending on your version of make. Running a make clean, is always a good idea in my book as well. That should do the trick.
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yeah, I usually do run make clean, in case I need to reinstall it somewhere else. Hmm, that is interesting. So I guess by deleting the directory this would not be able to be done. cool.

Thanks alot for your help daemonguy
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No problemo.

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