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Old 01-02-2002, 10:19 PM   #1
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How to uninstall some softwares?


What to do then if they are *.tar.gz?
 
Old 01-02-2002, 10:57 PM   #2
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It is known as a tarball to unpack it in its own directory run in an XTerm window

tar xvfz filename.tar.gz
it will unpack the archive in the directory filename .
 
Old 01-02-2002, 11:02 PM   #3
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Oh, forgot something... To install the software run this sequence of commands:
cd filename
./configure
make
make install

But usually there is a README or INSTALL files in this directory take a look at them, they should have the instructions how to install the software.
 
Old 01-02-2002, 11:15 PM   #4
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Ouch it's me again, sorry man I can't read for @#@$t New Year was really good. Uninstall? I think if the software is ran from a dedicated directory, just remove the directory, if it is in /usr, /usr/bin, /bin etc, then remove the executable, and every links to it I guess.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 02:24 AM   #5
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ok,the most difficult thing is how to find the files that had been installed.

So how to do?
You know i have removed the *.tar.gz and it is impossible for me to find out what had been installed.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 04:07 AM   #6
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hmm all this dubious advice...

it's very rare that a tarball installation will all go into one single directory, esp as any executables would need to be on the path to be of any use...

go back to the source directory and run

make uninstall

and if it doesn't work.. well that's the coder writers being lazy gits.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 07:50 AM   #7
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Sorry,i have deleted the source dir.

Quote:
go back to the source directory and run
make uninstall
but it had been deleted by me,because i think it ONLY wastes my disk space.
So any other ways then.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 08:32 AM   #8
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This is just a guess, but you could reinstall the software in the normal manner. It should recreate your source directory and overwrite the old files in other directories. Then use the make uninstall option to getrid of everything.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 08:52 AM   #9
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well yes, that's all part of the way un*x goes.. you're meant to keep sources.. that's why there's a proper place for it and such like. Obviously hving a restricted amount of space can affect that. Kinda like keeping the box the video recorder came in for when it breaks..

so yeah you can just hack out the installed files, or reinstall the source. you don't need to actually compile and install the program again, you only need to ./configure it, and assuming it's set up the way it was when you installed it you just make uninstall it then.

you might feel that it's very drawn out and annoying, but if you following the way it's meant to be organised, it's fine.
 
  


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