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How do I remove/uninstall a program that I have complied from source? [duplicate]

How do I remove a program that I have compiled from source using the ./configure; make; make install method? Does it matter whether I have kept the original directory that the source was stored in or ...
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Uninstalling Software Built from Source [duplicate]

How can you uninstall software that was built and installed from source? (Using make install?)
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Remove vim manually after checkinstall [duplicate]

I downloaded this Vim release and extract the tarball on Ubuntu 16.04. Then I switched to the vim directory and run sudo checkinstall, the procedure ends up with: Makefile:2412: recipe for target '...
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Self complied version of GCC overwriting package installed version [duplicate]

I'm using debian to do most of my coding work, and I was doing a homework project that required a certain version of gcc to compile the program I was working on. I downloaded the gcc source and ...
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What is the most managable way to install a program from source in Debian? [duplicate]

Let's say that I've found a program that I want to install on my machine. It is only available as a source tarball that can be built with the usual ./configure; make; make install. While I could do ...
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Removing Installation Done outside the Package Manager [duplicate]

It's been a while since I started using (ubuntu) linux as my desktop, and I have a question about uninstalling software outside the scope of the package manager. Most linux or unix distribution comes ...
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Uninstalling programs in Linux

I've been using Windows and Mac OS for the past 5 years and now I'm considering to use Linux on a daily basis. I've installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine and trying to understand how I can use Linux ...
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4answers
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How to install program locally without sudo privileges?

Assume I have ssh access to some Ubuntu server as user and I need some not system tools to be installed for convenience (mc, rtorrent, mcedit). I do not want to bother admins for these small programs. ...
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What does the “interruptible sleep” state indicate?

I had Firefox running on a Parted Magic LiveCD, then (possibly) as a result of a key combination I don't recall, it quickly vanished from screen and Task Bar/Window List. However: ps ax | grep ...
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Use a shell not installed on remote machine

Given the scenario: Remote machine: SSH server; user does not have admin privileges; Local machine: SSH client; user has admin privileges. If user, logging in to remote from local, wishes to ...
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How to keep track of installed software

Every now and then I'm in need of updating a software running on one of our testservers at work (mostly Debian). What really confuses me almost every time is the fact that there is not just one way to ...
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How to install tar file “globally”? [closed]

I want to install a local tar file in such a way that it's immediately available on the command line, just as if I had used "sudo apt-get install XYZ" (assume there are no dependencies). I know how ...
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How to copy an installed application to another computer that lacks the build tools?

On one computer I installed an application from source using configure make and make install. Now I want to install the same application on another computer that lacks gcc, make and all the other ...
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Any way to register source-built software with rpm/yum database?

When I install a software from its binary package using rpm or yum, I can later query for meta-information (rpm -qi PACKAGE, rpm -ql PACKAGE, ...) and can uninstall it (rpm -e PACKAGE). But with the ...
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4answers
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Add multiple subdirectories under the same parent directory to PATH

I have installed some tools and put it under $HOME/tools/ and each tool has its own /bin directory that contains the executable program. I now have the path to each individual /bin in my $HOME/.bashrc ...

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