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David Kramer <david at> writes:

> Here's my big problem with tarballs:
> there's almost never a 
> 	make uninstall
> I could live without the whole rpm database thing if it were easy to 
> uninstall software installed from tarball/makefile.  Not hard to do 
> either.  For the author, that is.

I've read your other responses in this thread too.

May I offer the following script?  Basically, it's a semi-intelligent
wrapper around "make install".  Instead of typing "make install", run
"make-install-log" instead.

When it comes time to uninstall, at the very least you'll have a
reasonably complete list of files that the original install


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