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Old 06-16-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
Victor Max
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How to manual uninstall Retrospect Backup Linux Red Hat CliŽnt


Hello,

Can anyone give me a tutorial (or walk-through)about how to manual uninstall the Retrospect Red Hat Linux cliŽnt software? In some way the current installation is corrupted and using the uninstall commands won't work anymore.
If I initiate the install of a newer Retrospect Linux cliŽnt version I get a message that the client is already installed. So I want to delete all files and references of the 'old' installation so that I can install a fresh one..

We use RedHat Enterprise Linux SE Release 3 (taroon update 4)

Thanks in advance...

Victor
 
Old 06-16-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Just restore your system from the backup you made before you updated the client software. (You could, probably, just restore the binary, library, and /etc directories if you need to preserve user-space data, are just do a full roll-back to the pre-update state and then restore the user-space (/home) stuff.)

If you're using incremental backups, you could look at the one made after the client update to see you could identify the changes mad by the update.

You might also be able to do a rpm --query --list <package name> to get the list of files included in the RPM file and restore those from your backups.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:34 AM   #3
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Hello,

A restore isn't possible due to the fact that we don't have a verified backup set from the time before the problem occured. So the only thing what's left is a uninstall by hand i suppose..

Best regards,

Victor
 
Old 06-17-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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[...] A restore isn't possible due to the fact that we don't have a verified backup set[...]
I thought you said that you were administrating a group server.

Well, if you follow my last suggestion (to look at the RPM file contents) you may be able to locate the problem.

Does the yum on your system implement the "reinstall" directive? (The version on Fedora does, but I don't know if that version has been moved into the older Red Hat systems.) You could try a yum reinstall <retrospect-client-name> to see if it works.
 
  


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