[Techtalk] removing installed programs

Elizabeth Barham lizzy at soggytrousers.net
Sun Oct 26 21:52:34 EST 2003

Carla writes:

> 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.

For removing executables and libraries it may be prudent to use
libtool, e.g.:

   libtool --mode=uninstall rm /usr/local/bin/sed


   libtool --mode=uninstall rm /usr/local/lib/libldap.la


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