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I have a question regarding compiling software from source. As we all know, the general comands are Code: 1. ./configure [optiois] 2. make 3. make install 4. make clean (OPTIONAL) ...
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    compiling from source


    I have a question regarding compiling software from source. As we all know, the general comands are
    Code:
    1. ./configure [optiois]
    2. make
    3. make install
    4. make clean (OPTIONAL)
    What I'd like to know is, where are all the libraries stored for the software? What do we do if we wanted to uninstall this software that we just installed using this method? Destroying the executable file isn't going to be enough in this situation.
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    If this was made with automake (as most packages with ./configure are), "make uninstall" will usually work.

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