Uninstalling software in Linux

Angel Tsankov fn42551 at fmi.uni-sofia.bg
Fri Aug 18 04:19:27 PDT 2006

>>> I've really found no other problems with it.  Install, uninstall, monitor.  It all works quite well for me, but there was an 
>>> aggravating learning curve.  Additionally, like the hint promises, I really know my system and now I understand Makefules.
>> Did you have to change makefiles too often? And was it makefiles or makefile.in's?
> Actually, I remember changing only one Makefile--and I should have changed the makefile.in.  That was in 'hplip' for my printer. 
> I don't remember having to change any other package.  I have had to 'read and research' makefiles to see if the whole "directory 
> chain" of an install needed to be converted to "install directories."

Hmm, that looks like a dawnting task. Have you not tried the package user wrappers - in a previous post on this thread Matthias 
Benkmann said: "Having to change Makefiles is a rare occurrence because the wrappers deal with almost everything automatically"? 

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