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    How to uninstall a program build from sourcecode


    For example, I have installed a program using:
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    ./configure, make, make install
    How do I uninstall this program?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Try
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    Is there also a way to uninstall the program without the corresponding makefile?

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    I don't think so...you'd pretty much have to manually remove the files associated with the app. It's usually better to use a tool like checkinstall or rpmbuild for source compilations in an rpm-based distro, as it would allow the "normal" package manager to...well...manage the package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmartin
    Is there also a way to uninstall the program without the corresponding makefile?
    Yes, take a look at mku (make uninstall) or checkinstall.

    What you do with these programs is, run either of them instead of a "make install" and they track everything you're instaling so you can later remove it anytime you want. They're great tools.
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