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First, a general question about un-installing programs in the Linux environment. I have an out of date copy of Imagemagick installed on my server now and want to know if I need to do an un-install of it first before installing an updated copy? Is it as simple as removing the old files? Or I need to do more than that?
Also, is there a quick simple way to check what Linux distribution I have?
It's just the name for RedHat 7.3. Old RedHat 9 and before are very old and were discontinued many years ago; you may want to consider upgrading to a newer distro, like Fedora Core. There might be an "up2date" program in your RedHat, but it may no longer work. If you want to keep using RedHat 7.3, you should set up updates for RedHat 7.3 from Fedora Legacy.