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Old 02-16-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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remove an old gaim


ok i just reinstalled slack 9.1 afew days back and i want to update the vs of gaim that i am using, how can i get rid of the old one so i can install the new one without having to worry bout stuff working right?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 01:33 AM   #2
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The slackware package tools sound like what you're after.

# upgradepkg <newpackage.tgz>
Will remove a previous install and install newpackage.

-or-
# removepkg <packagename>
Will just remove a previous package install.

The list of installed packages (and what was installed) is kept in /var/log/packages/

A package of gaim for 9.1 from linuxpackages.net can be found here.
(It appears to be a minor version and a couple bugfixes behind current.)
 
Old 02-17-2005, 02:01 AM   #3
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thx i tried the pkg remove command but it said none are there....ill take a look at the file and see if gaim is under something other than gaim...=P
 
Old 02-17-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oakstaff
thx i tried the pkg remove command but it said none are there....ill take a look at the file and see if gaim is under something other than gaim...=P
There it is, mate, unless you didn't install it on your system:
Code:
mingdao@peter:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version 
Slackware 9.1.0
mingdao@peter:~$ find /var/log/packages -iname "*gaim*" -exec ls -l {} \;
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        15445 Jan  1  2004 /var/log/packages/gaim-0.68-i486-1
So you just issue as root
# removepkg gaim-0.68-i486-1
and if it's not there, don't fret.

I'd suggest you get the official Slackware package from
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar....78-i486-2.tgz
before using a LinuxPackages file -- simply because very
few of those ever worked for my Slack systems. Then you
just issue as root
# installpkg gaim-0.78-i486-2.tgz
and it's done. If you don't like it, or it doesn't work well,
you simply get rid of it with removepkg.

Even compiling from source would work if you have
all the dependencies in place.

Why didn't you upgrade to, say, Slackware-10.0 rather
than installing Slack-9.1? Just curious...
 
Old 02-17-2005, 02:45 AM   #5
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heh its what i had, I dont have a burner or anything. my other choices where RH9(no support anymore cause FP) or Gentoo which i didnt like much. I wanted to try Slack for a while but everytime i installed it, something came up and i had to get rid of it to go back to the devil cause i know it well....and as i am not taking any classes at the moment i decided to go for it and not go back.

and its installed, i have been using it...heh but when i attempted to remove it with the package, it said package wasnt there. I used gaim b4 not with the version number. So once i finish skrewing my system up with this kernel compile i am doing i will give it a go.

Last edited by Oakstaff; 02-17-2005 at 02:48 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 02:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oakstaff
heh its what i had
Mate, you're in California...just buy the stinking
Slackware-10.0 CDs. Of course, you could buy a
burner for that cost. You can even get them really
cheap from places other than Slackware.com --
but that won't help Pat V.
 
  


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