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Re: How to uninstall?

On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 06:05, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
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> On Wednesday 03 November 2004 08:08 pm, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
> > I installed a program using a .tar.gz file. Can I remove this program and
> > how?
> >
> I read everyone else's post but didn't find the replies convincing.
> There are a couple of non-free programs which aren't packaged for Debian that 
> I use using the source.
> My answer -- Use stow.
> apt-get install stow
> once done you'll have a directory named /usr/local/stow under which 
> all .tar.gz based programs need be installed.

An alternative is to use checkinstall to create a pseudo deb package
which you can install and uninstall using dpkg. See

Chris Lale <chrislale@untrammelled.co.uk>

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