Re: Removing packages - ahh - but what about......
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 13:53:36 +1100
In article <Pine.LNX.email@example.com>,
> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 NightStalker wrote:
> >what about if the package was NOT installed as an RPM? In other words
> >- a tar.gz file that was then installed using
> >make install
> >How does one UNinstall a package that was installed that way?
> 'make uninstall' if you still have the build setup when you did 'make
> install'. But that's a problem so try to build binary rpm pkgs from
> .src.rpm as much as possible. For others which can't use the utility
> called 'checkinstall' which creates a rpm from the tarball.
Hmm - that might work in many cases, but there are also a lot of
packages that don't seem to have a 'make uninstall' option - they just
give an error message. In other words, not all MAKE scripts include an
I've had to remove a couple piecemeal by examining the install log then
removing all files and directories manually. PITA actually! ;)
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