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Old 02-16-2005, 03:20 AM   #1
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How to remove software at Debian sarge?


I'm trouble in it... software were installed but don't know how to remove it this moment...
I'm using Debian sarge.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 03:23 AM   #2
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The easiest way would be using Synaptic (K menu->System->Synaptic package manager). This way you get a GUI. If you're ok with the command line use 'apt-get remove package_name'.
Be careful though what you remove. Synaptic will tell you if the selected package will automatically remove other ones. So, if you're not sure better leave it there.

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Old 02-16-2005, 04:03 AM   #3
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The easiest way would be using Synaptic (K menu->System->Synaptic package manager). This way you get a GUI. If you're ok with the command line use 'apt-get remove package_name'.
Be careful though what you remove. Synaptic will tell you if the selected package will automatically remove other ones. So, if you're not sure better leave it there.
I just find a KPackage. and i want to remove a firefox its directory is /root/firefox-installer. i don't know how to remove firefox on KPackage and apt-get remove xxx. (apt-get remove firefox-installer, don't work)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:20 AM   #4
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In this case 'apt-get remove' won't work (nor will KPackage) because firefox-installer is not a deb package. You probably downloaded it from somewhere via http or ftp. To remove it you must manually delete it (unless it doesn't have a uninstall program, which I doubt). For that use the 'rm' command.

BTW, why would you remove firefox? Or is it only the installer you want removed?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:11 AM   #5
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I just wanna try how to remove at sarge.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:17 AM   #6
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may anyone tell me how to remove software from shell by using commands?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:51 AM   #7
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I just wanna try how to remove at sarge.
Ehh...what exactly does that mean? Removing something (a file, directory, etc.) isn't distro specific.
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may anyone tell me how to remove software from shell by using commands?
Told ya in my previous post: use the 'rm' command for individual files, like 'rm file1 file2 file3'. For directories you have at least two options: 'rm -rf /path/to/directory/directory_name' or, using two succesive commands: 'rm /directory/*' followed by 'rmdir directory'.

You should take care when specifing the path as there can be 'absolute paths', (the ones that begin with '/' and are ment to be searched beginning from the root directory) and 'relative paths' (which don't have a leading '/' and are ment to be found within the current directory).
 
  


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