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  1. #1
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Queens, NY

    compiling from source

    I have a question regarding compiling software from source. As we all know, the general comands are
    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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  2. #2
    Linux Guru
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    If this was made with automake (as most packages with ./configure are), "make uninstall" will usually work.

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