[Haskell-cafe] [OT] GHC uninstall on Linux

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Thu Nov 8 02:23:10 EST 2007

On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 10:41:53AM +0100, Dusan Kolar wrote:
> Hello all,
>  I use tar.bz2 binary distribution of GHC compiler as my distro does not 
> use any supported packaging system. Everything is fine, but... I want to 
> install the new version of the GHC compiler. Is there any (easy) way, how 
> to get information about what was copied and where during installation? 
> (./configure; make install) There seems to be no uninstall target in the 
> Makefile. :-( And I want to uninstall the previous version of the compiler.

You don't need to uninstall GHC, ever, except for disk space reasons.
You can easily have thirteen versions of GHC installed and happily

stefan at stefans:~$ ghci-6.
ghci-6.4.2         ghci-6.7           ghci-6.7.20070223
ghci-6.7.20070402  ghci-6.7.20070502  ghci-6.7.20070601
ghci-6.7.20070712  ghci-6.7.20070829  ghci-6.6.1
ghci-6.7.20070213  ghci-6.7.20070323  ghci-6.7.20070413
ghci-6.7.20070518  ghci-6.7.20070612  ghci-6.7.20070826

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