[Techtalk] removing installed programs
agoats at compuserve.com
Sun Oct 26 18:11:02 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.
> > 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.
You might want to consider using Slackware's pkgtools. If you compile
the source and then use Slackware's tools, you can generate a binary
tarball and then install that tarball using another of the tools. This
creates a database of the files and where they went so that you can
delete them later if you need to.
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