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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
    Hull - England

    unistalling a .tar.gz


    i have been trying to install something on fedora 1 it installs ok but deosnt work as i didnt remove the old one i installed berklry db-4.1.25 and also db-4.2.52 i installed the second thinkin the first was incompatable can some one please tell me how i would go about unistalling a .tar.gz, i can do it with a .rpm but a .tar.gz is new to me, i have been googleing for it but all i could find was how to install stuff, also how would i go about removing the original berkly data base theat came with fedora?

    i will be greatfull for any help on this

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    London, UK
    from the same directory you typed "make install" some programs also have a "make uninstall" target which will uninstall the software for you.

    If it doesnt then you will need to work out exactly what files it installed where by looking at the output for "make install" and remove them manually.


  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast
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    Jun 2004
    Windsor, CO
    Two important differences:
    an rpm is a pre-compiled binary package
    tar.gz is simply the source code compressed into one file

    as stated above, you must use "make uninstall" to remove
    the files installed when it was compiled.

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