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Old 11-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
DrLeadBasedPaint
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CentOS nightmare


I've been trying to be Microsoft-free for a while now, first with Ubuntu, now with CentOS. The nightmare I am having is that there's no way evident to uninstall certain programs. Let me tell you what's causing me pain tonight. I'd really appreciate someone helping me understand what to do.

A while back I installed Polipo proxy to be used with Tor. Well, Tor for unknown reasons stopped working... well... it still works, but I can't stop it or restart it.. I get things like "Commannd-line option 'stop' with no value. Failing." and "Reading config failed." So I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out why Tor suddenly is stuck on in my system... with no luck of course.

So now I want to get rid of Tor and Polipo. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. The only information available is how to install these apps... nothing to say how to uninstall them.

So, please, help me understand how to get rid of these programs from my CentOS system. Thanks!
 
Old 11-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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I've been trying to be Microsoft-free for a while now, first with Ubuntu, now with CentOS
Congratulations. You are on the right track. Next stop...Debian

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Tor for unknown reasons stopped working... well... it still works, but I can't stop it or restart it.. I get things like "Commannd-line option 'stop' with no value.
Perhaps you should have used FoxyProxy plugin.

This handy video illustrates how easy it can be to use FoxyProxy. I know you are using CentOS, but here is what FoxyProxy does for you (from Ubunbu deb):

Code:
Description: advanced proxy management tool for Firefox
 Proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox's
 proxy configuration and compliments it with ability to
  - define multiple proxies and order their use with priorities
  - temporarily or permanently disable a proxy with the click of a
    button
  - define which proxy to use (or none!) for arbitrary URLs using
    wildcards, regular expression and other conveniences
  - log of all URLs loaded, including which proxy was used (if any),
    and which pattern was matched, timestamps, etc.
  - enable optional status bar information about which proxy is
    currently in use
  - support Tor
  - support Full Proxy Auto-Config (PAC)
 
Old 11-14-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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