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Depends: you could install yum or apt4rpm and use those to install/uninstall, accounting for dependencies automatically.
If you want to do it the hard way, use
rpm -e <rpmname>
If you installed the src from scratch and built it ie started with somefile.tgz or somefile.bz2 and then did make, make install, then you have to hope that the supplier supplied a make uninstall option. Check the src dir for a README or install guide.
I find that redhat-config-packages doesn't list everything. I also use "rpm -qa" from the command line.
Does anyone know how to uninstall software that used an installer to set themselves up? I am trying to uninstall Netscape, it seems to be messing Mozilla up but I can't find anything in the /usr/local/netscape directory or the installer directory that can help me.
what you can do is delete the netscape dir in /usr/local, and also
remove the .netscape in your $HOME directory.
Probably there will be other files, as libraries por netscape but I really
don't know where they are installed..
As esanchez said just delete the netscape directories, usually one is in /home.netscape and one in /usr/local you can also look in /usr/lib if you install netscape or a newer version of mozilla, you should remove the old version first to keep from having some of the problems you incountered.
There is no .netscape directory. Netscape is using $HOME/.mozilla. I did not ask it to. It must have detected Mozilla and tried to install its settings there. If I delete ~/.mozilla, my Mozilla profiles will say goodbye too.
I don't know why, but Netscape keeps defaulting to my Mozilla default profile, even when I create additional ones.