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    Member omidkamangar's Avatar
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    install and uninstall from source

    To install a program from the source code I use ./configure && make && make install. Now my question is how to uninstall a program which installed in this way?
    This will be over soon, and then I can ...

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    Have a look at the Makefile, sometimes the authors put in an uninstall option

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    It depends. The ./configure && make && make install just compile and copy the files to wherever the author of the application set it up to copy. Uninstalling it varies by application. As mechdave said, some have make uninstall routines on the source code. Others don't bother to do that, and you have to end up fishing the files out manually.
    That's why package managers are recommended.
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