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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 "./install.sh" 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.

    Regards,
    vouser.

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    If there isn't a uninstall shellscript or parameter (grep the INSTALL, README and/or doc directory),
    then you need to analyse that install.sh.
    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.
    vouser.

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    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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