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Re: GNU IceCat 3.0

From: Sean Artman
Subject: Re: GNU IceCat 3.0
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 11:19:18 -0400

On 7/1/08, Bruno Miguel <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'll be glad to report any bugs I find, as soon I am able to remove
>  IceCat I compiled from source. Already made a 'make
>  uninstall', but it tells me there's no target, etc... 'make distclean'
>  doesn't remove it, either; neither 'make realclean'.
>  If you can help me with this, I'll appreciate it.
>  Don't know if it's relevant, but I'm running gNewSense 2.0.

One thing you can try in this situation is checkinstall: create a deb
of with checkinstall, install the deb with dpkg -i
(over-writing the previously installed files), then you can cleanly
remove it with dpkg -r. Checkinstall isn't perfect, sometimes it
includes files in the package that it shouldn't, which can cause big
headaches when you remove the package later, so before installing
carefully check the contents of the deb with dpkg -c. (If this
happens, checkinstall has an option to exclude specified
files/directories from the package.)

Installing Firefox or IceCat with "make install" is probably not the
best way. I always use "make -C browser/installer" instead, which
creates a tar archive in /dist that can be extracted somewhere to
install the browser. Then to uninstall you just have remove a single

Hope this helps!


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