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Old 02-10-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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reinstalling xfce in slackware 12.2


Basically, I installed xfce4-4.4.3 in my slackware 12.2 which messed it up. XFCE wouldnt start up and I dont really know why. I am guessing its not compatible with slack or I installed it wrong since the default directory it installed to was /usr/local(was I suppose to change that?)

Now what I'd like to do is to remove xfce and reinstall the original xfce that came with the cd. However I am not sure how to remove the whole xfce package.

If I do:
Code:
#telinit 1
#removepkg xfce*
#installpkg xfce*
Would this be sufficient?
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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To answer your question, we need to know:
- from where you got xfce4-4.4.3
- how you did install it.

Did you get it as an unofficial Slackware package, did you use a SlackBuild to make yourself a package, or did you compile it from source, and in the latter case with which configure options ?
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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I installed it using its GUI installer.

http://www.tx-us.xfce.org/archive/xf...-installer.run

EDIT:

Found the uninstaller(came with the installer, sorry) thanks.

Anyhow to revert back to the original xfce

removepkg xfce*
installpkg xfce*


right?

EDIT2:

No worries managed to fix it. Thanks

Last edited by marcusmercado; 02-10-2009 at 02:07 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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Use the uninstaller provided, then you can use 'removepkg' followed by 'installpkg' commands. Of course intallpkg should be made aware of where the xfce package is, say 'installpkg /path/to/xfce*tgz'

removepkg will remove an official Slackware package, not a package installed with the aforementioned script.

For instance removepkg will not try to remove anything from /usr/local as installpkg installs nothing there.

In order not to go into trouble, use Slackware packages as much as possible.

EDIT, sorry, was posted after your EDIT2

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