[cairo] how to uninstall cairo

Gian Mario Tagliaretti g.tagliaretti at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 01:48:05 PST 2006

2006/12/13, ken carlino <ken.carlino at gmail.com>:

> i have download the source of cairo 1.2.6 and do 'configure; make ;
> make install' on my linux machine.

short answer make uninstall, as Thomas already said.

long answer , depends how you run the configure script, have you pass
to the configure --prefix=/usr ? in that case you better NOT run make
uninstall, otherwise you will delete also the cairo version provided
with the packages of you distro (if your distro installs the system
libraries in /usr) breaking your system the hard way...

as you see there are plenty of variables possible, when asking this
sort of questions you should give all the details to avoid the "short

Gian Mario Tagliaretti

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