April 2nd, 2003, 16:43
Hello everyone!!

Well, I have been meaning to post this question for some time now, but I have been up to my neck in work.

Basically, the question is just as the subject states.
What is the best way to uninstall software that has been installed via the source?
Reason I ask is that I have installed some software on a *BSD box and now, I want to start all over. What I want to do is uninstall the current software and make sure there is no reisude left over. Thus, I will have a clean system and nothing will impact the reinstall of the software.

Can someone shed a bit of light and help me out here?

The Tarballed

April 2nd, 2003, 17:26
If you're lucky there will be a `make uninstall` or similar method for uninstalling - read any included README or INSTALL file or other install docs. If that's not the case, then you're in for pain. Run `make -n install` to see what actually happened during your install and reverse the steps. Yes this can be very tedious.

April 2nd, 2003, 19:17
cd /usr/ports/$CRAP ; make deinstall clean

pkg_delete $CRAP

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad0s1a (Joking)