How to uninstall ruby on FreeBSD 8.0?

Dear all,

I am so stupid to install ruby in a wrong way so that I don’t know how
to uninstall it from my server (OS: FreeBSD 8.0) now.

I did the following things:

  1. wget ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org//pub/ruby/1…1-p378.tar.gz

  2. tar xzvf ruby-1.9.1-p378.tar.gz

  3. cd ruby-1.9.1-p378

  4. sudo make install

I just found the version I installed is not proper for my computer; it
should be for “amd64-freebsd8” rather than “x86_64-freebsd8.0”. However,
I don’t know how to deinstall it! There is no “deinstall” instruction in
the Makefile. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thank you very
much!

Sincerely,
Wilson

Hi Wilson,

Everything should be in /usr/local unless you changed the prefix in
the configure script.

/usr/local/lib/ruby,
/usr/local/bin/{ruby,ri,erb,irb}

May I suggest the ruby19 port from the ports system, or if you want
newer, rvm?
http://www.freebsd.org/ports
http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/

Regards,
Jason

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 06:30:13PM +0900, Wilson Wang wrote:

  1. cd ruby-1.9.1-p378

  2. sudo make install

I just found the version I installed is not proper for my computer; it
should be for “amd64-freebsd8” rather than “x86_64-freebsd8.0”. However,
I don’t know how to deinstall it! There is no “deinstall” instruction in
the Makefile. Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thank you very
much!

Since Ruby follows largely the same rules as FreeBSD about where stuff
goes, this isn’t actually too difficult to do. You need to find and
delete
any binaries/executables that were installed - ruby itself, irb, erb,
ri, rdoc, etc. Then, delete /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.9, locate and remove
man pages etc:

find /usr/local/man -name ‘ruby*’ -ok rm {} ;

should do the trick.

You may have some include files as well, which can probably be found in
/usr/local/include.

When you install the correct version, use the ports - that way, if you
ever need to remove it again, your ports management utility will be able
to find and clear everything for you.

Dan

Jason S. wrote:

Hi Wilson,

Everything should be in /usr/local unless you changed the prefix in
the configure script.

/usr/local/lib/ruby,
/usr/local/bin/{ruby,ri,erb,irb}

May I suggest the ruby19 port from the ports system, or if you want
newer, rvm?
http://www.freebsd.org/ports
http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/

Regards,
Jason

Hi Jason,

Thanks for your prompt reply!
No, I did not change the prefix in the configure script.
Therefore, do you mean that I can easily remove all of the dependent
files in /usr/local/lib/ruby and /usr/local/bin/{ruby,ri,erb,irb}?

More specifically:
rm -r /usr/local/lib/ruby
rm -r /usr/local/bin/ruby
rm -r /usr/local/bin/ri
rm -r /usr/local/bin/erb
rm -r /usr/local/bin/irb

I know how to install ruby19 from the ports system.
However, I was so stupid trying to download the source code and
installed it by my way…
Thank you very much! I will never do these silly things again!

To Dan,

Thanks for your guidance!
I will try it!
Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Wilson

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