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Old 03-12-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Removing Applications?


So I just downloaded a new app(vrs call logging) which doesn't work very well. I'm just trying to figure out how to properly remove the program. I've drilled down to the "uninstall.sh" but it will not run the uninstall program. Can someone help???
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Hi,

You need to give a bit more information in order for us to help you.

- How did you install the package? Did you use a package manager?

I see you use Ubuntu: did you use synaptic or dpkg? Most, if not all, package managers have an uninstall/remove option. Dpkg for example uses this: sudo dpkg -r package_name.

If you did not use a package manager, but compiled and installed the source: Not all the source files come with an uninstaller. Look in the readme files to see if something like make uninstall (or something similar) is available.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 12:32 AM   #3
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hey druuna, I appreciate you helping me out. I'm not at my desk right now but I'll check it out first thing monday morning. I can't really remember how I installed the file. I'm really "GREEN" when it comes to Linux but this will def help me keep things like how I'm installing a file in mind when I'm doing it. I've always used microsoft and am so used to everything being so mindless.

Is there a flavor of linux that you prefer over Ubuntu? Being new this is the only one I've tried so I'm curious of other Linux users opinions.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:01 AM   #4
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Hi,
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Is there a flavor of linux that you prefer over Ubuntu? Being new this is the only one I've tried so I'm curious of other Linux users opinions.
If you are completely new to linux I would suggest you keep going with Ubuntu. It is a good distro to start with and described as being novice-friendly. I personally like LFS, Slackware and Debian. All of them are seen as advanced and in general not for the beginner.

I would advise to stick with the distro you choose for a while before trying out/switching to others.

If you want to have a look what distro's are available, go to this site Distro Watch. A site dedicated to just about all the distro's out there.

LQ also has a section dedicated to distro's: Distro Reviews

There's also a good distro chooser test: Linux Distribution Chooser. Take the test, answer the questions honestly and it will come up with the distro('s) that should suit you.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 09:30 PM   #5
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... and use the built-in pkg mgr to do installs until you become much more familiar with Linux. It'll make your life much easier
 
Old 03-23-2010, 10:22 AM   #6
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... and use the built-in pkg mgr to do installs until you become much more familiar with Linux. It'll make your life much easier
And how do you do that???
 
Old 03-23-2010, 01:12 PM   #7
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When I was still using ubuntu the package manager was synaptic, not sure if they've changed anything since then. It should be in your menu somewhere and will open up a program that lets you install and uninstall things easily from package repositories. You may want to edit the list of sources to add some extra options for more repositories, I'm sure there's guides around that can help you more with that than I could from my memory though.
 
  


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