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Well, I was trying to install a package, and so I extracted it under my root dir. I saw it created dirs like /usr, /usr/share, etc. and I saw no installation in the dependences so I decided to extract from the root dir '/' (tar -xvf package.tar). It was a package optimized to my system but the software failed and I would like to find a way to 'untar', like, I give the command using the .tar file to instead of install, remove all the packages and files it installed when I extracted. Can I do this?
Well, thanks for answering...I would like that it instead of extracting the files of a .tar file, it seeks all the dependences and files that the .tar would be extracted to and delete them.
Like, I tar -xvf a program for a mistake from the '/' dir and it extracted many files to my /usr, /lib, etc. dirs and I would like to remove all the files it extracted. Remove all the things that tar has extracted from this package. Isn't there a way for that?
hmmm thanks...well I don't expect winzip do this for me, is that just linux is the best . But ok...so the only thing to do really is prevent mistakes backuping the system before trying to install any package directly from 'tar' (packages you need to extract from the '/' because they don't have any 'make' or 'make install')?
well, it is a wine one. Wine MADE for my dist (slackware 10.0). When I tried to run it, it gave me a lot of errors. I have tried to extract it under my root dir but I saw it creating dirs like /usr, /usr/bin, /usr/share, etc. so I saw I should extract from the '/'. I don't know the errors anymore because I have reinstalled my Linux when it happened, I am asking now to know if I could have done another thing. Just backuped the system before do that, is the only thing?