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Old 03-04-2004, 01:06 AM   #1
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arg! how to uninstall the stupid thing...


well i installed wordperfect 8, it sucked and now i tried to uninstall it, but i dunno how!
how the official site, i found NOTHIGN on how to uninstall for linux... any ideas? plz help!

do i just delete the folder or what? but that wouldn't be a clean uninstall would it?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:35 AM   #2
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You should list your distribution, how you installed it, what
the filename was, etc.

For instance, if you're running Slack, and installed a package
with the installpkg command, you can just do removepkg <filename>
but you've left us guessing.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:35 AM   #3
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Isnt wordperfect for windows?
How did you install it ?
What type of package was it?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:35 AM   #4
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Removing programs under LINUX is just as easy as deleting files. LINUX works differently than Windows. LINUX programs stores itself in its own directory and it does not write to any registry files like in Windows. Just deleting it will be ok. If you can find the uninstall script in Wordperfect directory, then I suggest running that. The script will remove any environment variables and maybe some symbolic links.

Try OpenOffice. Its similar to Word and Wordperfect.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:47 AM   #5
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alright thx, i just deleted the folder...

as to the other posts, i am using mandrake 10 rc1

and wordperfect has a linux version as well

and i installed it through .sh file in the tar

thx for help
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by santasballz
alright thx, i just deleted the folder...

as to the other posts, i am using mandrake 10 rc1

and wordperfect has a linux version as well

and i installed it through .sh file in the tar

thx for help
Mandrake is one of the commercial distributions
which "does things differently" than a true *.nix.
Still, you didn't get it all by just deleting a folder.
Two more ways to find some more files are
$ whereis wordperfect
$ locate wordperfect
You can do man locate and man whereis for more info.

Please use the user cp at the top of this page, and
add your distribution. It will help you get better answers.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:19 AM   #7
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thx
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:21 AM   #8
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Hey Windows users its DIRECTORY not FOLDER.

The true name for both Windows and LINUX is DIRECTORY. You can point to Microsoft for putting you in this bad habit naming.

Mandrake is not commerical. I didn't buy mine. No, it doesn't not put files in many places. Only the user and the programer puts programs in weird places.

Instead of using whereis and locate that needs to be updated use:
find / -iname '*wordperfect*' 2>/dev/null
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:24 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
Hey Windows users its DIRECTORY not FOLDER.

The true name for both Windows and LINUX is DIRECTORY. You can point to Microsoft for putting you in this bad habit naming.

Mandrake is not commerical. I didn't buy mine. No, it doesn't not put files in many places. Only the user and the programer puts programs in weird places.

Instead of using whereis and locate that needs to be updated use:
find / -iname '*wordperfect*' 2>/dev/null

Thanks. :} Your command line information is great!

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 03-04-2004 at 04:19 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 08:44 PM   #10
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Remove

Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
Removing programs under LINUX is just as easy as deleting files. LINUX works differently than Windows. LINUX programs stores itself in its own directory and it does not write to any registry files like in Windows. Just deleting it will be ok. If you can find the uninstall script in Wordperfect directory, then I suggest running that. The script will remove any environment variables and maybe some symbolic links.

Try OpenOffice. Its similar to Word and Wordperfect.
That's not entirely true. Linux programs do not store themselves consistently in one single directory, especially X programs. Actually, in the six years I have been using Linux, I have NEVER seen an X program stored in one single directory. There can be several files, to include libraries and configuration files, depending on your windowing environment. It is true there is no registry, and running the uninstall script, or your distribution's package management tool to remove the program is probably the best way to remove it. You can also run find | grep filename as root, from "/" and find all references to the program. This will not show you library dependencies, however, only instances of file name you searched for.
 
  


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