[Techtalk] removing installed programs

Cindy Wong ckpwong at letterboxes.org
Sun Oct 26 15:04:59 EST 2003

Carla Schroder wrote:

> Some programs include 'make clean', or 'make uninstall'. Try those first.  
> Otherwise there is no automated way to remove source-built programs. That's 
> why RPM and debs came about.

AFAIK, the "make clean" target only removes *.o and other intermediate 
files generated during the compile under the source tree.  Some may 
include a "make distclean" target for removing any files not originally 
in the tarball.  But neither of them would touch files outside the 
source tree.


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