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  1. #1

    Uninstall apps from Linux.

    Hello Linux friends.

    Could someone tell me how to uninstall apps from Linux if you install them using "./" command.

    Please DO NOT give me apt-get, yum, rpm, or sinaptic type of answers.

    In particular, I installed ossec software and can not figure out how to remove it.


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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    May 2009
    If there isn't a uninstall shellscript or parameter (grep the INSTALL, README and/or doc directory),
    then you need to analyse that
    Look for cp, mkdir, tar, etc and undo all writing actions.
    locate and updatedb might also help.

    So yes: This is manual and tedious work , that could be prevented by installing only packaged software.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Thank you note.

    Thanks a lot for good answer.

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    also, for future reference, if you are using debian based system (not sure if it works elsewhere) you can use checkinstall application to be able to manage compiled/manually installed applications

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