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How to update software compiled from source?
The options are:
1. Compile the new version and hope it overwrites the old one
2. Uninstall the old version and compile the new.
Option 2 feels safer but how do I uninstall a bit of software installed by compiling?
Just as you have "make install", you should also have an option "make uninstall" or similar from the makefile.Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.
Thanks. I knew it would be easy but I didn't expect it to be that easy
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
Unfortunately, it often isn't that easy...
The best thing to do, is to build a package when you compile the software and install/upgrade using the package manager.
In Slackware, you do it like this:
make install DESTDIR=/tmp/something
This probably works in Zenwalk too.