I am fairly new to Linux. I have been doing my reading to try to learn the operating system though. I have Mandrake 8.2 booting as my default operating system.. unfortunatly on a 1.8 gig Hdd, so i have very limited space.
Anyway the question is:
After downloading, compiling, and installing a tarball can i remove the derectory that the decompression of the tarball created? or does the installation just create symbolic links to this directory?
How do I uninstall a package? do i have to go in and look for logs and delete each file manually?
If someone could point me to a good reading on the subject or another post I would definitly apreciate it.