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If I remove the installation files for a make program in Linux, how do I remove those programs I built from source?

In Ubuntu I installed Node and accidentally removed the folder where I built the program. Now I have node installed, but I have no way of uninstalling it. I looked around online but couldn't find ...
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1answer
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How to uninstall software by the Linux shell?

I am yet not a "Linux Guy" and I have the following problem I installed some software from the source (compiling it), now I have to uninstall it. What have I to do in the command line to uninstall ...
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3answers
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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0answers
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Downgrading FANN Library

FANN (Free Artificial Neural Network) is one of those cmake-installed libraries. Because the latest version of FANN has some problems, I have to downgrade it from 2.2 to 2.1. Do I have to "uninstall" ...
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Uninstall gcc from source

For fun, I compiled and installed gcc 4.7.2 in ~/build, which contains bin, doc, lib, include, man, share, et al. directories, all of which are added to the appropriate environment variables. Now I ...
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2answers
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wants to remove cdh4(hadoop) from ubuntu 12.04

i have installed cdh3 pseudo mode in my ubuntu 12.04(precise) system using the following web reference cdh3-install-ubuntu12.04 now i tried to install cdh4 to replace cdh3 but,unfortunately found ...
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Grub boot loader uninstallation

The laptop I use is Acer 5733. I've partitioned my HDD as AHCI and IDE modes and installed Red Hat server in AHCI and Windows 7 in IDE. Now I want to remove Red Hat, how do I do this? Thank you in ...
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1answer
207 views

How are python applications uninstalled in linux?

I've been wanting to ask this for forever. What is the common way that python programs or applications uninstalled? Authors do not seem to include a way to uninstall their package. This is not about ...
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1answer
445 views

Erase all traces of Windows 8

Just bought a new HP pavilion desktop with Windows 8. I wish to totally remove Windows 8 and all data on the hard drive, remove any windows partitions, delete all data, and then install a fresh ...
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1answer
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How to Uninstall Linux Mint 14 From Windows XP Without CD

This is kind of a follow up to a question I just asked, but... I'm planning to install Linux Mint 14 in a dual boot with my existing Windows XP setup, but I want to make sure I know how to uninstall ...
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1answer
189 views

Uninstalling Ubuntu (without WUBI) [duplicate]

I have Windows, and I wanted to install Ubuntu. I accidentally installed it without WUBI. Now I can't uninstall it. Any suggestions?
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1answer
278 views

Cannot uninstall VMWare Workstation 9 (Linux) - Instance of VMWare VMX still running, ACE VM running

*tl;dr: VMWare WS is oddly resilient to rm -rf. Help?* OS: Linux Mint 14 The problem: VMWare WS 9 reports that an ACE VM is running An instance of VMWare VMX is running, somewhere. The UI for ...
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1answer
489 views

How can I uninstall Linux from a dual-boot machine?

I installed two OSes, Windows 7 and Linux. Now when I merge my disk partition D and F the grub> prompt is opened when I start my PC. I need to enter four commands to boot into Windows. I want to ...
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1answer
581 views

How to force WinXP to ask for password before software installation/uninstall?

I really like some of the linux security measures it uses. So what i'd like to do is have WinXP Pro SP3 ask for my user password everytime i try to install/remove software. I know I can't make ...
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1answer
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Removing correctly from a linux system Eclipse

I've installed eclipse not via the package manager but decompressing the tar.gz. Besides the directory and ~/.eclipse/ do I need to remove anything else? I want to do a fresh installation because ...
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2answers
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How to uninstall Ubuntu without removing or uninstalling Windows?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 on the same computer. I want to uninstall Ubuntu and just use Windows 7. I'm afraid if I uninstall Ubuntu, it will remove Windows 7 as well. How can I ...
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2answers
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How to completely remove Calibre under Linux?

I installed calibre manually under Debian Linux Squeeze. Compare to its functionality, the mime-type problem of calibre drives me crazy! It associates almost everything with itself! Almost everything ...
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3answers
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How to remove Linux from my system without affecting Windows' bootloader?

I'm a Windows user. I tried to experiment with Linux and installed openSUSE on my system. I formatted a partition and installed Linux on that drive. When I tried to remove Linux by formatting that ...
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Removing the avahi-daemon on Ubuntu

My Ubuntu server basically servers a Python Django site using Apache and Postgre. We SSH to it to configure some stuff from time to time but that's about it for the server. Since I'm trying to harden ...
2
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1answer
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How to uninstall Nginx (installed from source) on CentOS?

I compiled Nginx now I want to remove or uninstall it. How can I do that? I usually don't install software by compiling it from source.
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5answers
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Uninstall / remove RPM

I've installed CentOS 5 on an old IBM ThinkPad. Everything went fine until I had to make the wireless network connection work. After searching Google I realise that I need to install RPM. ...
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2answers
785 views

Uninstall Mendeley

How do I completely uninstall Mendeley in order to reinstall it again in Ubuntu 10.10 (64 bit)?
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1answer
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Remove Linux Adobe Acrobat Reader installed from binary

On a Debian system, I installed Adobe Acrobat Reader using the Linux binary (AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin) downloaded from Adobe's website. What's the right way to uninstall Reader when it was ...
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Linux: how to uninstall something that isn't a package…?

I installed ruby1.9.1 from source using sudo make install. How can I uninstall this? Basically I just don't want 'ruby' to map to ruby1.9.1, but instead the default 1.8.7. Also sudo make uninstall ...
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1answer
533 views

Removing default mysql on Slackware 13

I was playing around the default mysql that comes with Slackware 13, and I think I broke it somehow. I don't want to fix it, I'd like to start from scratch, building from source and everything, but ...
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2answers
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Uninstall Git completely on Ubuntu?

I installed Git on Ubuntu Lucid (latest) manually as following. cd ~/tmp wget http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-1.7.0.6.tar.gz tar -xzvf git-1.7.0.6.tar.gz cd git-1.7.0.6.tar.gz ...
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3answers
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Linux, recompiling from source

I'm relatively new to Linux but I've been messing around with a Ubuntu VM to get more acclimated with it. I set up SSH, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Rails, Passenger, and Git to mess around with my web ...
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1answer
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Clean uninstall of Adobe Air application?

How can I do a clean reinstall of this Adobe Air application? How do I remove the local data stored by this Adobe Air application? I installed the Vimeo desktop uploader, an Adobe Air application, ...