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Old 05-30-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Uninstall a python package


I recently built/installed GnomeBoyAdvance using Python. I wish to uninstall this program. I don't think I can just delete folders and files since the python script puts files and shortcuts all over the system. I don't quite understand how python works. It seems that Python created a gnomeboyadvace folder within the python /site-packages folder. So I guess that python is sort-of managing the application? Kind of like RPM does?
How can I uninstall this software completely?

any help would be appreciated

I forgot mention, I'm running Python 2.3 on Fedora Core 2

thank you
Dan

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Old 05-30-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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Please tell us first how you installed it. Was it from RPM, source or a different method?
 
Old 05-30-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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The program was installed from source.
"python setup.py install"
The source folder contains .py files, which I guess are python scripts.

thanks
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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did you try python setup.py uninstall
or you could look at setup.py and see where it creates files then delete them all
 
Old 05-31-2005, 01:08 AM   #5
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python setup.py uninstall did not work. If all else fails, I think I'll have to manually delete all the files. The setup file is very cryptic and it seems to put files in many locations. I really would like to find an automated approach. Like the RPM sceme.

thanks
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:23 AM   #6
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I am by no means an expert at all of this, but on a small idea I suggest seeing if you can do a 'make uninstall' or 'make clean' (not sure if that is right, maybe someone here can back that up for me). There should be a makefile (thats the name of the file) somewhere in the subdirectory if this is at all possible. I would suggest looking this info up or waiting for someone to confirm this if you plan to try it, as I did this a while ago on some stupid little game and am not real sure about the info.

Good luck!
 
Old 06-01-2005, 12:22 AM   #7
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Unfortunatly, there is not make file either.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:46 PM   #8
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Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but it looks as if you will have to uninstall the files manually. I point you to this site as proof:

http://rgruet.free.fr/ipy/

If you look down towards the bottom of the artical, you will see the installation method you described listed, and the uninstallation method that describes manually deleting the files.

On the plus side, there should be a python RPM for you to download. In fact, the rpm should be right on the fedora core 2 install disks (and probably installed by default). All you should have to do is find a mirror of your update server and download the package from there. The easiest thing to do (this works for FC3 so I'm hoping it will work on FC2) is to go to a terminal, log in as root, and try 'yum update python'. If that yeilds nothing, try 'yum install python'.

If that fails, this may also contain the nessisary files, but I'm not certian which you need, or if these are old versions or the up to date versions (these are the i386 packages, not the 64 bit core if you are running that).

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...s/Fedora/RPMS/

Hope this helps some, let me know how it turns out.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:25 AM   #9
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Vol,

Thank you for the good info.
I guess I'll be manually deleting.
 
  


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