Using the following codes, I installed GNOME Build Tool but don't know how to remove them. Tried with "make clean" and similar commands but they don't work.

git clone git://git.gnome.org/jhbuild
cd jhbuild
make install

I want to delete whole program from my laptop.

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If make uninstall does not work, your're probably out of luck. You can still search for the installed files in the jhbuild folder, and delete the from your filesystem manually.

For future installs: use sudo checkinstall instead of sudo make install, to install the files as a deb managable by your package manager.

You probably have to install checkinstall first:

sudo apt install checkinstall
  • When i use make unistall I get make: *** No rule to make target unistall. Stop.
    – facyber
    Sep 19, 2016 at 9:54
  • exactly. The providers of this sourcecode have to define the uninstall rule for this to work. If they don't you have to do it manually.
    – w0xel
    Sep 19, 2016 at 12:58

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