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I have downloaded the source code of bochs. and I use make install command to install it onto my box. But how could I uninstall it? I run the sudo apt-get remove bochs, but it said I didn't install the bochs...


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You'll need to do something like:

make uninstall


make remove

when you haven't used the package manager to do the original install.

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Thanks Dennis. The make remove is not recognized. But the make unistall solve the problem. When I try to use "sudo apt-get remove bochs" to uninstall the bochs, the "man bochs" page still exists. But "make uninstll" can remove all of the locally built bochs, including the man page. Thanks. – smwikipedia May 26 '10 at 3:37

It's worth using CheckInstall in future so that you can use your package manager to uninstall.

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Thanks Cry. I read about the link as you suggested. It seems it should work for me. I will give it a try. Sorry I can mark only one reply as the answer. – smwikipedia May 26 '10 at 3:48

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