Installing a new version of GnuPG

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at
Tue May 29 10:54:37 CEST 2018

On 05/29/2018 03:47 AM, franek.wiertara wrote:
> Hi,
> A year ago or so, don't remember exactly, I installed GnuPG 2.2.0 from
> sources with all required libraries. I donwloaded them from the GnuPG
> website and created binaries using standard "./configure && make && make
> install". It's turned out I don't have any folder from which I run "make
> install", so I cannot run uninstall anything using "make uninstall". Do
> you think it is all right if I simply download new version of gnupg and
> libraries and simply overwrite on anything that already exists?
> Thanks
Back when I ran Slackware and I had to install just about anything of
substance this way, this is pretty much what I did. It's far from an
optimal way to upgrade software (occasionally, stuff needs to be deleted
that's no longer in use) but it got me by until I switched to other
GNU/Linux distributions.

Most software does not have a "make uninstall" target. That's considered
the responsibility of a package manager if you have one.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at>

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