[mythtv-users] whoops - how to uninstall myth after deleted source code?

Joe Ripley vitaminjoe at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 19:32:38 UTC 2007

On 8/25/07, mstrimel at comcast.net <mstrimel at comcast.net> wrote:
> hi,
> several years ago I installed myth version .19 from source ... I'd never compiled anything before, but everything worked great and I've been happily using myth ever since.  In my ignorance, I went ahead and deleted the source directory to save disk space (erk!)
> now I want to uninstall .19 so I can upgrade to svn for the new U.S. listing service ... and I gather that "make uninstall" will not work because I don't have the source directory anymore ... is that right?  How can I uninstall .19 or otherwise get out of this hole I've dug for myself?
> prompt response would be appreciated, as I hope to get this done this weekend.

If you want to remove ALL myth related stuff, just do this:

- Go to your prefix directory (i.e. /usr, or /usr/local)
- Use 'find' to delete all the myth files:

find -iname *myth* -exec rm -fv {} \;

This will delete any and all files/directories that contain the word
'myth'.  Use this with caution!  A backup is probably a good idea
before doing something like this.

Joe Ripley
vitaminjoe at gmail.com

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