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Old 01-25-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Imagemagick Install


Hello,

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 I have an out of date copy of Imagemagick installed on my server now and want to know if I need to do an un-install of it first before installing an updated copy?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?

Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2006, 09:59 PM   #2
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uname -a

see what type of kernel it is to check your distro.

then you may have a package manager to install programs.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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Also, is there a quick simple way to check what Linux distribution I have?
try
Code:
cat /etc/*-version
cat /etc/*-release
cat /etc/issue
 
Old 01-26-2006, 12:42 AM   #4
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Hello,

Thanks. Um.. I found this strange. The uname command only tells me I'm using Linux and both etc/redhat-release and etc/issue says Red Hat Linux release 7.3 (Valhalla). What is Valhalla?

And what is a package installer? How can I find out if I have one, how to use it? If not, can I just remove the exsiting files and install the new distribution's binary from Imagemagick?

And does it matter to which directory I'm installing it to?

Thanks
 
Old 01-26-2006, 01:47 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 04:43 AM   #6
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Hello,

I looked at the site you provided and I think it just provides critical updates, not actually updating the Linux to the latest version, right?

As for my original question , how do I know if there is a package installer available to uninstall my old Imagemagick, or can I just simply remove the current files, upload the new binaries?
 
Old 01-26-2006, 07:37 AM   #7
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If you can find all the files for Imagemagick, then go on. Remember that some apps my stop working, though.(Hmm, doesn't KDE require Imagemagick?)
 
Old 01-28-2006, 06:53 AM   #8
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Hello,

What is KDE?
 
  


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