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    files that you compile? I'm downloading kopete 0.10.3 and want to delete kopete 0.10.1.

    Thanks in advance.
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    You can usually go into the directory you installed the software from and issue a
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    make uninstall
    to get rid of the files.

    If you use a tool like checkinstall your system will manage the files automatically.
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    Thanks for the reply Flatline. I have SuSe 9.3 with a hell of a lot of packages .
    Can you tell me what this checkinstall is?

    Thanks again.
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    From the checkinstall home page:
    When make install is done, CheckInstall will create a Slackware, RPM or Debian compatible package and install it with Slackware's installpkg, "rpm -i" or Debian's "dpkg -i" as appropriate, so you can view it's contents with pkgtool ("rpm -ql" for RPM users or "dpkg -l" for Debian) or remove it with removepkg ("rpm -e"|"dpkg -r"). Aditionally, this script will leave you a copy of the installed package in the source directory so you can install it wherever you want, which is my second motivation: I don't have to compile the same software again and again every time I need to install it on another box .
    It's a really nice tool if you like to install from source on a package-based distro.

    http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/index.php

    I think it's actually included in SuSE; do a search in YaST.
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    Nope. Its not there. Oh well. make uninstall ought to do it.

    Yes. It did. Thanks alot for your help Flatline.
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    Weird; it's in my version...oh well. If you want to try it out, you can download it from here: ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp...a3-10.i586.rpm
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