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Old 08-16-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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Removing applications


Hello all,

I've installed an application with .bz2 file format. During the installation, my machine went off due to the machine's power management. When I started it again, the application seemed installed completely. However it didn't work and I'd tried to install it again, but it resulted the same.

Then I tried to uninstall the application and saw steps like rm -f .... Could somebody tell me if my application has been removed and had there been any changes made to the kernel already. Many thanks in advance!


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Old 08-16-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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Which distrobution are you using?

bz2 simply compresses data, it is likely that the app you have is a .tar.bz2. When you say you "installed" it, what exactly do you mean by that? Did you double click it from a file manager? Did you use command line tools (tar -xjf)? When opened, the file should simply reproduce the hierarchy that existed before it was tar'd and zipped up, removing it should be removing the files that are extracted from the archive.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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If you installed the application where you performed a "./config && make && sudo make install" procedure, then running "sudo make uninstall" should uninstall it. If not, read the README and INSTALL files. Some packages will be precompiled and a Makefile copies the programs and libraries where they are needed. In that case, read the Makefile and see if there is an uninstall target. If not, read the cp commands in the makefile and remove those files. If you know the time that the package was installed, you can use the find command to locate files created around that time.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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Hello jschiwal and all others,

Many thanks for your suggestions. I checked the makefile and found there was an uninstall target. I ran the uninstall option and think the player has been uninstalled as it shows "command not found" when I called for the mplayer command.

Could I also know if it is usual that the kernel get recompiled when I install some new applications/drivers or it is only just some new libraries are being built up. Is there any way that I can discover changes made to kernel. Many thanks in advance.



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Old 08-17-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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Could I also know if it is usual that the kernel get recompiled when I install some new applications/drivers or it is only just some new libraries are being built up. Is there any way that I can discover changes made to kernel. Many thanks in advance.
No program that I know of will recompile a kernel for installation. The two main ways a kernel is changed or installed is monolithic, you the user make changes, save the changes then compile it or install a pre compiled kernel.image. I'm sure there are programs that may need to have different things compiled into the kernel, lets say a older program that is dependent on a module being compiled directly into the kernel, but it is up to you to do it.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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Hello mrrangerman and others,


Many thanks for your prompt reply and valuable information.


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