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  1. #1

    removing installed applications....

    How do you uninstall applications such as guile ?? infact how do you uninstall anything that you have installed with ./configure & make ???

    I'm rather new to this....

    thanks in advance....

  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Norway, Asker
    you can use "checkinstall" or use "make uninstall" if that is in the make file. good luck!

  3. #3

    Thank you...

    that's the baby - make uninstall - -seems to work - does that mean iit's removed all traces of the package ? - I'm trying to keep a neat installation

    BUT what if I've deleted the directory that I ran the ./configure from ???

    thanks for your help

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    Actually - whilst it said it was uninstalling and the script did seem to do lots of rm, the guile program is still in the /usr/bin directory !!!


  6. #5
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    The source package would have installed the binary in /usr/local/bin. Don't you have the guile RPM installed as well?

  7. #6
    I downloaded the tar.gz file - unpacked it in a directory - and according to the readme I just needed to run ./configure & make

    Correct me if I'm wrong but RPM is another method to install and handle packages ???


  8. #7
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    Yeah, that's right. The thing is that the RPMs that come with the distributions usually install files in /usr/bin, while source packages usually install in /usr/local/bin by default. Therefore, I suspect that you have a guile RPM installed as well. Run "rpm -q guile" to see if that's the case.

  9. #8


    thanks for the sanity check.....

    guile not installed - maybe I'm just being paranoid about installing stuff on linux.....and trying to keep it clean...

    it's all good fun.

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