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Old 09-23-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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how to uninstall a software


how can i uninstall any software.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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that will depend on your distribution...
what distribution are you using?
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Old 09-23-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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I use redhat 9
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:35 PM   #4
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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.
 
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So what I understand is if the supplier does not supplied a make uninstall option then there is no way of removing it.
 
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As I said, only if you downloaded the src and built it yourself, otherwise use one of my other suggestions.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:46 PM   #7
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ok... is there any command that would list all the software that are installed.

Thanks chrism01.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:52 PM   #8
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try using:

Code:
   redhat-config-packages
as root...
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Old 09-23-2004, 05:54 PM   #9
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Cheers.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:02 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 12:03 PM   #11
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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..
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:15 PM   #12
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redhat9 is an rpm based distro...if netscape was installed when you installed redhat, then it's an rpm....open a terminal, su to root and type:
rpm -e netscape
 
Old 09-30-2004, 01:29 PM   #13
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he didn't use any rpm to install netscape, he use the installer that comes
with Netscape when you download it for linux..
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:44 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 03:36 PM   #15
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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.

How do I get rid of Netscape?

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