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how to un-install non-rpm packages/softwares ?

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Maaz
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how to un-install non-rpm packages/softwares ?

hi dear experts,

I did the following
#tar -xzvf snort.2.2.0.tar.gz
#cd snort2.2.0; ./configure; make; make install

snort is now installed. but now i want to un-install the snort, so how can i un-install snort ?

Thanks in Adv.

Maaz
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: how to un-install non-rpm packages/softwares ?

Probably:

cd /usr
find . -name sort*

This will show you where snort is.

then rm -rf the binaries and other files installed by snort.

If you installed to an alternative location you may need to search from / (root) instead of /usr

The install script should also tell you where it was installed.

SEP
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Vitaly Karasik_1
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Re: how to un-install non-rpm packages/softwares ?

sometimes Makefile has "uninstall" option.

Read "README" and/or "INSTALLATION" docs.
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: how to un-install non-rpm packages/softwares ?

it is a good idea to put self compiled programs all in their own directory, to avoid this problem in the future.

another solution is to use the 'checkinstall' program, which will make an rpm out of any sources you compile using make.
http://checkinstall.izto.org/

otherwise, you could look at the makefile to determine which files are copied to which location.
Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: how to un-install non-rpm packages/softwares ?

Dear SEP, Vitaly Karasik, and Dirk Dierickx... many Thanks for the support/help.

Again I m HIGHLY THANKFUL to u all.

Regards
Maaz