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spiky0011 11-20-2011 06:20 AM

Removeing/upgrading software from blfs
 
I have tried different software some I like some I dont, How to remove software I dont want any more?

druuna 11-20-2011 06:49 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by spiky0011 (Post 4528835)
I have tried different software some I like some I dont, How to remove software I dont want any more?

If you are talking about software that is present in BLFS: At the bottom of each page is a summary of installed content, which you can remove.

If you are talking about none-BLFS packages: The location of installed content might be present in the documentation (this excludes the PREFIX that is used in some places). If locations aren't mentioned: You have to search for them yourself, which means that you could overlook parts).

If the source directory is still present: Sometimes a package has an uninstall option (not all do).

Hope this helps.

BTW: You don't mention which packages, some you do not want to replace/upgrade 'cause they are too deeply integrated in the system (glibc is an example). I also remember that the (B)LFS book mentions having to reinstall other (dependencies) packages if you replace/upgrade. You have to look at the books, I don't know from the top of my head which packages.

spiky0011 11-22-2011 12:38 PM

Hi I have to upgrade some files gtk+-2.20.1 and now it,s gtk+-2.24.8 and also glib has changed. How would the best way go about doing this?
They have changed since I last worked on this blfs6.8

druuna 11-22-2011 01:26 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by spiky0011 (Post 4530787)
Hi I have to upgrade some files gtk+-2.20.1 and now it,s gtk+-2.24.8 and also glib has changed. How would the best way go about doing this?

This comes to mind first:

- Does one depend on the other (which could determine your install order for the above mentioned two),
- Are the dependencies for each packet still satisfied or do they need upgrading as well,
- Check if the same files are installed (assuming you will follow the BLFS book),
- If the same are used I would not uninstall the old package, installing the new version will overwrite the old ones.

Don't do this from within X, use the command line and do remember to re-boot (complete logout->login might be enough) after each install.

Hope this helps.

spiky0011 11-22-2011 01:35 PM

The reason for upgrade is a package VTE is asking for the new versions as opposed to the last time it was the older 1,s. It,s not my intention to just upgrade because a newer version is out


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