In a testing environment which runs inside a virtual machine,
I installed a fresh copy of a Linux distro (CentOS, specifically),
then I downloaded Tcl source distribution from and
installed it with

$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

Now, I'd like to remove it (so, no package is involved). With other
softwares I usually run

# make uninstall

and the make install stuff is reversed, specifically all the files
installed are removed.

However, the Tcl makefile doesn't seem to have an 'uninstall' target
to do that.

Harald answered: files must be deleted manually.

Sorry if I asked in the wrong place, but if it's not hard to do, you
could consider to add that target to the makefile.

Thank you for your answers.


2013/6/20 Harald Oehlmann <>
Am 20.06.2013 14:50, schrieb Marco Pallante:
> Maybe it's a really stupid question, but I build Tcl 8.6 from source and
> installed it using the 'make install' target. Now I'd like to remove it, but
> the 'make uninstall' target doesn't exists. How do I do it?

Dear Marco,
sorry, this list is for development, those questions go on clt.

Anyway: AFAIK, there is no way to uninstall it.
You have to delete the files manually.

A partial file list for CentOS 64 bit is here:
Its basically distributed in the subfolders of /usr/local


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