Uninstalling HEASoft

The HEASoft configuration is based on the GNU model and does not have a built-in uninstall mechanism. The installed files, created during the "hmake install" step of the build, are co-located with the source code by default. In order to uninstall HEASoft from a computer, the heasoft directory may simply be removed.

rm -rf /path/to/heasoft-6.31

Prefix option

When configuring HEASoft, one of the possible options is "--prefix". This places the installed files, which are created during the "hmake install" step of the build, in a location specified by the user. This may be in a separate location from the source code.

cd /path/to/heasoft-6.31/BUILD_DIR ./configure --prefix=/software/heasoft-6.31

In this case, the installed directory should also be removed.

rm -rf /path/to/heasoft-6.31 rm -rf /software/heasoft-6.31


If FTOOLS has been useful in your research, please reference this site (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftools) and use the ASCL reference for HEASoft [ascl:1408.004] or the ASCL reference for the original FTOOLs paper [ascl:9912.002]:

Blackburn, J. K. 1995, in ASP Conf. Ser., Vol. 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV, ed. R. A. Shaw, H. E. Payne, and J. J. E. Hayes (San Francisco: ASP), 367.

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