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Old 09-01-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
glenn69
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Question How do I uninstall an RPM?


If I no longer wish to use an app, or it doesn't function properly. How do I uninstall it? Both if it were installed via an RPM or not.

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Old 09-01-2003, 12:57 AM   #2
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rpm -e packagename (leave off the .rpm bit)

Or not...

That'd depend on the program. Sometimes a "make uninstall" might do it

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Old 09-01-2003, 08:45 AM   #3
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Mandrake comes with a software management (rpmdrake), and KDE has one, too - I bet other newer distros will have something similar. You can simply choose to uninstall any rpm.

For other programs (like those which come in a tarball or so) you'll have to look for info in the text files which came with the program.

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Old 09-01-2003, 08:57 AM   #4
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what's the command to launch the KDE GUI uninstaller?
 
Old 09-01-2003, 09:02 AM   #5
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you're better off using the mandrake tools. Go to mandrake control center and then to software management.
From the command line it's
rpmdrake-remove
for uninstall and
rpmdrake
for installing.

Ooops, this is for people with mandrake. The kde packager is called kpackage - you might have to install it first, though.

Last edited by quatsch; 09-01-2003 at 09:03 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:08 PM   #6
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thanks quatsch
 
  


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