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Old 07-05-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
Dummy-in-Linux
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Uninstalling Software


Dear Guruís,

I have some questions for which I cannot find a satisfaction answer or I have no idea how to find the answer.

Iím a real newbie with the Linux OS, Iím now using Fedora Core 2 and have in the beginning of my learning period several software titles installed. I cannot even remember what I all tried to install, some did installed and some maybe not. One title I know that I installed is fsav-wks-4-52-2481 (I belief that it is a sort of antivirus software title).

My question is there a way to see what I have installed? And how can I uninstall that stuff?

Also I love to know how I can uninstall ďolderĒ kernels, I see at boot time now a list of older kernel versions which I preferable what to uninstall. Or is this not a good idea?

With kind regards,

Richard
 
Old 07-05-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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Since you're on Fedora Core 2, you most likely installed things through rpm. You did that by rpm -i (or Uvh) <package name>. To undue that, you simply type: rpm -e <package name>. If you installed them as root, you'll have to be root to uninstall.

If you complied them from source (much less likely, but possible), then you need to go to where the source is, and type: make uninstall, same root rules apply to that as to rpm.

I strongly suggest keeping your old kernels. They don't hurt your system at all, and if you manage to screw up the current kernel (as I have done), having the old kernel is the difference between being able to boot into linux and repair, or going to great length to repair a computer that won't boot. The kernel takes less that 100Mb of space, more like half of that, so I don't think you have any need to remove it, unless you're on a 1 gig system.

By the way, you have no need for anti-virus on anti-spyware on a linux box. The only reason I could see anti-virus is if you are acting as a file or mail server for windows machines.

The reomval for the specific package you mentioned would be:

rpm -e fsav-wks-4-52-2481

To get a list of everything installed on the box, you need rpm -qa, although this is a HUGE list, so you may want to do rpm -qa|less
which will show you things one screen at a time.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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