[Techtalk] removing installed programs

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Sun Oct 26 11:33:02 EST 2003

Quoting Brenda Bell <k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com>:

> The approach I use most often is completely manual.  I run make -n
> install,
> pipe the output to a file, locate all of the installed files in the
> output
> and manually remove them.  Note:  this will only be accurate if you run
> make -n on the same configuration used for the original make install.

As someone else noted in their response, this method also works only if you
kept the original source tree.  And you may have to "seed" the no-op
install by touching a file or rerunning make to create newer files.


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