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    Hi all, I compiled source codes of a software. Now I want to uninstall them.
    any ones know how to do it ?

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    Depending on the program and how it compiles, you may be able to go to your source directory and do
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    make uninstall
    Otherwise you can hunt down all the installed files and manually delete them.

    This is one of the reasons for using your package manager to install programs.

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    You should always try to install from your distro's repo, if any. This is but one reason to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Depending on the program and how it compiles, you may be able to go to your source directory and do
    Code:
    make uninstall
    Otherwise you can hunt down all the installed files and manually delete them.

    This is one of the reasons for using your package manager to install programs.
    Or possibly you might have to either run "make uninstall" as root, or "sudo make uninstall". In any case, most packages that have an install target for make also have an uninstall target.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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