[R] un-install R 1.6 built from source

Ott Toomet otoomet at econ.dk
Wed Nov 20 16:00:52 CET 2002


 | From: miguel bernal <miguel.bernal at ma.ieo.es>
 | I have installed R 1.6 for Linux from source, but unfortunately, I didn't
 | check if the Xwindow headers were available, so I have installed it without
 | Xwindows capabilities. Thus, I want to uninstall it and install it again
 | properly with the required features, but I don't know how to uninstall R when
 | built from source. I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks very much in
 | advance!

I guess if you just reinstall R, it will overwrite the old
installation and everything works fine.

There is no automatic uninstall procedure if build from source.
However, there are different options to do it manually.

a) Check the package listing of a rpm.  For 1.5.1 you will see
something like
remove these files and directories.

b) install once more from source, but to a temporary directory
(e.g. configure --prefix=/tmp/R).  Look what files and directories are
created there and delete the corresponding ones in your real directory

If you need to make your own build, consider building your own RPM
(look www.rpm.org) instead.  You may "borrow" the spec-file from the
existing src.rpm and modify it, that should be the easiest way.

Perhaps it helps.


Ott Toomet
otoomet at econ.au.dk

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