Re: how to uninstall compiled programs from src?
On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 04:23:43PM +0800, louie miranda wrote:
> none, del it 1 by 1.
> > hi,
> > just wondering "howto" do the 'proper' way to uninstall useless programs
> > compiled from source...
> > thanks
Sorry to jump in at this part of the thread.
There is no proper way to uninstall programs compiled from src. There is
a proper way to install it though. It's called GNU Stow
apt-get install stow
It's as simple as:
make install prefix=/usr/local/stow/program_name
Then as root:
And the program appears to be in /usr/local/bin!
To delete it:
stow -D /usr/local/stow/program_name
This doesn't delete the actual files, only the symlinks. You can then
rm -rf /usr/local/stow/program_name and everything stays neat and tidy.
Danie Roux *shuffle* Adore Unix