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Old 01-04-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
TRUSTpunk
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Deleted Perl , now menus are missing.


Im new to Mandrake Linux and I used to see all these KDE Menu programs that
required a password before I deleted Perl , how Do I recover these items.

Note: The programs still exist from what I can tell but why does deleteing
Perl get rid of these menu options under the KDE Configuration , weird :/

Last edited by TRUSTpunk; 01-04-2005 at 02:23 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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The menu item probably launched a perl script that did a kdesu to the app... or deleting Perl also deleted other packages. When doing selective uninstalling of RPMs,... do it from a command line.

Go to the run command choice in the K (start) menu, or right click on the desktop. Then run rpmdrake from there. From there you can re-install Perl and whatever...
 
Old 01-04-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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Nothing happens , I went to the menu and click on Run Command then I typed the following
without the quotes "rpmdrake" and it said not found or when I use it as root user , nothing
comes up at all when I type that same command , did I delete RPMDrake , im woried now.

Note: The only thing I deleted was Perl , why is that not working now ?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 08:38 PM   #4
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ooo that was a clasic noobie mistake that happened to me when i was using mandrake. Anyways uninstalling perl on most linuxes with graphical enviroments is a bad idea for (in my experience) a lot of things are activated by perl scripts. So you have to repair the linux install using the mandrake install disk and make sure you install rpmdrake and perl. You should be fine after that. When i'm installing different distros I allways install everything just incase something like this would happen.

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Old 01-04-2005, 11:45 PM   #5
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I found out something interesting , I deleted Perl as a normal user and not
root and when I went back to the /usr/lib folder , Perl is still installed so I
don't know why my menu items went away , I didn't delete Perl at all.

Note: Im using the Beta so that can also be possible why it went away.
Damn computer store doesn't know what a beta is from a stable version.

Last edited by TRUSTpunk; 01-05-2005 at 02:16 AM.
 
  


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