LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-11-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Rep: Reputation: 30
Linux Version - "Add/Remove Programs"


When I installed two distros [Red Hat 8.0 & Mandrake 9.0] I knew "zip" about Linux. So I said "Yes" to just about every package listed during the installation.

I figure install it now, since I don't know how [I still don't] to install it later. As a result I ended up with "multiple versions" of various programs [word processors, browsers, email etc...]

Now, as part of the learning process, I would like to "clean out this mess". For example, I have copies of Mozilla/bookmarks scattered in directories I can't even find. I did learn the "locate" command. I would like to remove all this and install a copy of Firefox and the bookmarks from my Windows version of Firefox.

Problem is, I don't know where to begin. Wish I had a "single listing" of installed programs [similar to Win98SE's Add/Remove Programs] where I could go down the listing "removing" what I don't want.

Can anyone offer any help ??
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
sirpimpsalot
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
Linux does not have a direct equivelant...

programs management is handled much more intelligently and complexly under Linux. all programs are registered into a database that helps with dependencies. etc.

What you are looking for is a package manager/rpm manager... Im pretty sure rehat 9 has several installed... unfortuanely the only redhat box I have at my findertips is a fedora... ever distro has slightly differernt package managers... but they all have the same look/feel.

the program I find in fedora is K-package, though they all kinda work the same. when you open it, you can view all the installed programs in a "tree" type of view... right mouse click give you options like "reinstall" "remove" etc...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
sirpimpsalot,

Thanks for response, after reading your views I fired up Red Hat [I "normally" log on this forum using Win98SE]. Since I am using version 8.0 I don't have specific files you mentioned, but on the desktop is an icon with the "intriguing label" START HERE !!!

I click on "Start Here" and had to SU to Root mode.
Next a window labeled "System Settings" showed about 20 icons. Such as, Date & Time, Keyboard, Mouse, Printing, etc...
I clicked on the one labeled "Packages"
The next window was titled "Package Management" [exactly what I was looking for !!]
The sub-title was Add or Remove Packages the window included several sub sections.
Desktop - 3 items
Applications - 9 items
Servers - 10 items [not "exactly" sure what servers are !!
Development - 5 items
Systems - 3 items

All these items have boxes next to them [half of which were "checked" and half are not]

I don't recognize the names of most of these items AND being in SU mode I was not about to experiment !!!

This is exactly the "Add/Remove Programs" section I am looking for but I have no idea how to use it !!
This seems to be why I "Can't get started with Linux.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #4
beejayzed
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 686

Rep: Reputation: 30
In Mandrake a graphical package manager is rpmdrake.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Add/Remove Applications" applet issue tom_from_van Linux - Newbie 5 07-23-2005 03:07 AM
add "Artist" and "Album Title" to mp3 files powah Linux - Software 2 04-05-2005 04:04 AM
Add/Remove Programs for Linux? caps_phisto Linux - Newbie 2 11-20-2004 02:40 AM
"Add/Remove Application" not working Boby Fedora 1 09-09-2004 05:53 PM
How to list/remove the "package group" in RedHat linux ES 3.0? ajegu Linux - Software 1 06-25-2004 01:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration