Uninstalling software in Linux

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 13:41:46 PDT 2006


On 8/14/06, Angel Tsankov <fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg> wrote:
> The LFS book says how to install certain applications but it does not say anything about uninstalling software. How does Linux
> handle uninstalling software?

Some packages (mostly those created from the autotools) will supply an
uninstall target in the Makefile. Then you can issue "make uninstall"
from the source directory. The best way, though, is to use a package
manager.

--
Dan



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