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Old 07-21-2002, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question Uninstalling a none RPM package


I would like to uninstal a program.. Radiant for quake 3 mapping :-). It's not an RPM package and I was wondering how I would go about uninstalling it?

Any suggestions would be very much apreciated thanks..
 
Old 07-21-2002, 07:07 PM   #2
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In what package it came? tar.gz, tgz, or a .bin? if it was a tarball - tar.gz or .tgz and you didn't removed source directory try running
make uninstall
in the source directory of the program, but if the developers were lazy enough not to include uninstall among its targets then I guess you need to track down every file it installed on your system - it can be very tedious task.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 07:16 PM   #3
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The name of the file was linux-radiant-1.2.9.x86.run it's a program for editeing Quake 3 Arena Maps..
 
Old 07-21-2002, 07:26 PM   #4
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Ah! Normally the .run (or .bin) files are single files that unpack and configure their contents automagically. When you ran it (or if you run it again) does it give any options for uninstalling stuff? I know it's fairly obvious, but sometimes these things can be easily missed.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 07:29 PM   #5
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nope there's no uninstal options durring the run... Does this mean it's safe to just go and delete :-)..

Thanks so much for all the helpfull suggestions..
 
Old 07-21-2002, 07:30 PM   #6
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you can view the .run or .bin file with any text editor - it is mostly shell scripts but not always it might be a binary file, and reading along the lines you can spot the default destinations, it might help you if during install you accepted defaults.

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Old 07-21-2002, 07:36 PM   #7
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Yes it is safe if it only installed everything in one particular spot
 
Old 07-21-2002, 09:30 PM   #8
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Well It seems that it only dropped files into two diff. dir. which I've deleted :-) all seems to be good..

I'd like to thank all those who replied to my question and gave me such helpfull advice, It's a whole diff. world from the windoze OS :-) if you can call it an OS :-).. Thanks again..
 
  


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