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OK, I found where I can ADD/REMOVE software but I don't see Splunk in there. I may have installed it thru terminal because I vaguely remember that I didn't have access to install it thru the package installer. I do not know how to get root access that way, only in terminal. I think I need linux for dummies.
Distribution: Mandriva 2009 X86_64 suse 11.3 X86_64 Centos X86_64 Debian X86_64 Linux MInt 86_64 OS X
Originally Posted by kryznic
To be honest I am not sure. I think I used the GUI install process (I am guessing that is the Package Installer) yes, I think I did use that.
If you use the package manager to install it than you also can use the package manager to uninstall it
But you can also do it from the cli as root
T obecome root type in the terminal su enter
root password enter
yum remove package name
If you could choose where to install it - I very much doubt that you installed it using a package manager, which usually decides for itself where to install files.
*How* did you install the application? From source, using yum and an external repository or an .rpm file?
However, as I suggested earlier, if you installed a package on a RedHat-based system using rpm or yum, you should be able to query the RPM database for the package using "rpm -qi <package name>".
[root@FedoraBox bin]# rpm -e splunk-4.0.9-74233.i386.rpm
error: package splunk-4.0.9-74233.i386.rpm is not installed
[root@FedoraBox bin]# yum install splunk-4.0.9-74233.i386.rpm
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
No package splunk-4.0.9-74233.i386.rpm available.
Nothing to do
but I know something is installed because I can still run it.
Is linux really this confusing or am I just to used to Windows? (I know there are no similiarities)