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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Anyway to remove installed packages ?

From: Mark Brand
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Anyway to remove installed packages ?
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:59:20 +0200
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On Tuesday 23 April 2013 23:10:07 Huang KangJing wrote:
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> Thx, that would be a handy solution to remove qt.
> Also, I wonder if I should remove usr/installed/qt to notify that qt
> is not installed.
> And this only solves part of the problem, as I still have some
> libraries that are not so easy to get rid of.
> But I inspected the code of mxe and summarized some manual way I think
> can help remove a library, but I didn't test if it works..
> 1.Extract source tar balls of the library that is to be removed to
> somewhere.
> 2.Configure it using the instructions that are used to compile the
> library as written in src/<package name>.mk.
> 3.Run make uninstall.
> 4.Clear up extracted source dir and usr/installed/<package name>
> I wonder if these instructions can indeed remove library clearly
> without recompiling...

You'll probably have some degree of success doing that, but in most cases it 
probably makes more sense to just start over. Building the packages doesn't 
take that long on modern hardware, and then you know for sure what you have.


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