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I installed ruby 1.9 on my fedora 13 machine from source. I want to go back and use the older 1.8.6 (which I'll install with yum), unfortunetly it appears that I can't simply uninstall my current version by "make uninstall" (make: *** No rule to make targetuninstall'. Stop.`).

Is there any way of doing this other than removing each individual file?

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There is a file in the build directory called .installed.list. This appears to be a list of all the files that get installed.

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Thank you. In the end I ran "cat .installed.list | xargs rm". It could only delete files (not directories - this is what I wanted), which was good enough for me. – vise May 29 '10 at 16:06
Thanks, you saved my day:-) – pajton Jul 25 '11 at 15:32

Look in the Makefile to see if there's another target such as remove.

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Perhaps I didn't look thoroughly, but I couldn't find any such targets.. – vise May 29 '10 at 16:03
There is not... – Carson Reinke Aug 13 '14 at 20:07

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