[Ilugc] Managing source packages
lug at chandrashekar.info
Wed Sep 12 11:04:53 IST 2007
Karthikeyan M wrote:
> i m using fc7 and i know how to install source file
> it goes like this
> make install
> then u can work with tha particular software,
> can you please tell me, how to unistall a software...!
> Is there any possiblity or not?
You can install a tool called 'checkinstall' for this
purpose. Download and install the checkinstall
package from the following URL:
Once installed, you can build the source by issuing
the following sequence of commands:
Note the 'checkinstall' command instead of 'make install'.
This command does a 'make install' on its own and also
updates your RPM package database with the files being
copied onto your system directories, with a newly
generated package name corresponding to the sources.
At a later point of time, when you wish to uninstall
the built-from-source package, just run the
'rpm -e packagename' command as usual.
This tool should work on most Linux distributions
based on RPM, DEB or TGZ package management.
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