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Old 01-29-2007
Python 2.5 must die.

I am using SunOS 5.7

I have installed Python 2.5 via make install

Without going into details, I'd like to uninstall it and replace it with an earlier version. Maybe as far back as 2.2.3. Unfortuantely, make uninstall gives me Don't know how to make target 'uninstall'. This is thematically simiar to the answers I get when I ask Python developers how to do the same thing. I get reccomendations on how to make 2.5 work better or other such answers. My deadline is coming up and I am no longer interested in playing nice with 2.5. I hate 2.5 for deeply personal reasons. I have an email from a developer saying he's tested his product on Python 2.2.x and that's reason enough for me to obliterate 2.5 and get on with my life.

How do I remove this application from my machine?
# 2  
Old 01-29-2007
You don't really give enough detail, but it soulds like you need to configure as if you were going to install to the same location again. then run make uninstall.

Also check the Makefile to make sure that is the correct target.
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Old 01-30-2007
Originally Posted by reborg
You don't really give enough detail, but it soulds like you need to configure as if you were going to install to the same location again. then run make uninstall.

Also check the Makefile to make sure that is the correct target.
Uninstall is not a valid target for Python 2.5. Googling around has indicated that the installation of Python is a rather one-way event.

We were able to install Python 2.2.3 over 2.5 with no apparent detrimental effects. I'm not fond of this solution as I am unable to state with perfect confidence how complete the overwrite is. However, it seems to work for now, so I suppose I'll move on and hope for the best.

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