[LAU] Stow! (was Re: need help uninstalling non installed from source)

Peder Hedlund peder at musikhuset.org
Wed Jan 21 16:48:54 UTC 2015

Quoting Atte <atte at youmail.dk>:

> I wanna use non from kxstudio instead of my compiled version. How do I
> completely remove everything installed by hand? Here's what I did and
> the result:
> atte at skagen:~/software/shared/non$ sudo ./waf uninstall
> Waf: Entering directory `/mnt/data/atte/medium/software/non/build'
> - remove /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/non-mixer.png
> - remove /usr/local/share/pixmaps/non-mixer/icon-256x256.png

I always compile everything with --prefix=/opt/programname-version  
(e.g. /opt/jack-0.124.1) and then use stow (ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/stow  
, I use v1.3.3) to populate /usr/local with symlinks.
The command for that would be 'stow -d  /opt/ -t  /usr/local  jack-0.124.1'

To uninstall just run stow again with the -D flag added and 'rm -rf  

This way it's also easy to install and test a shiny new version of a  
program while still keeping the old and trusted version in case the  
new one is crap.
Just skip the rm-part.

  - Peder

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