Re: Uninstalling programs installed from *.tar?
From: Allan Wind (awind_at_lifeintegrity.com)
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 19:08:02 GMT
On 2003-12-07, Danny <firstname.lastname@example.org.NOSPAM.my> wrote:
> How to do it in proper ala Windows Remove program?
One option is install the software in a dedicated directory, then use
stow to create the required links. For example, I have CGCC 3.2.1
installed (via its makefile) in /usr/local/stow/cgicc-3.2.1:
$ ls /usr/local/stow/cgicc-3.2.1/
bin/ doc/ include/ lib/
then I run `stow /usr/local/stow/cgicc-3.2.1` to link the contents of
/usr/local/stow/cgicc-3.2.1/bin to /usr/local/bin etc. If you want to
uninstall it, you do `stow -D /usr/local/stow/cgicc-3.2.1` to remove the
links and you can then remove the directory.
Arguably the best option is to create a package (deb for Debian, rpm for
RedHat and others but not sure what Xandros uses). This is probablty
more work than is worth it for you.
-- Allan Wind P.O. Box 2022 Woburn, MA 01888-0022 USA