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i did try yum and pacman.With pacman i get bash:command pacman not found and with yum it shows me the list of commands ,i went through the list for any commands involving uninstalling, all i cud see was erase and remove ,but they only remove the package not uninstall right??
Sorry, i should have seen that you are using Fedora, pacman/apt wont be there..
Removing will depend on how you installed it in the first place, if you built in from source originally, yum probably wont be able to uninstall it..
yum erase $packagename
will uninstall $packagename remove, is just an alias for erase.
I just checked my FC15 box, and the current version of wireshark is 1.4.9, so the following wont get you 1.6.2.
yum install wireshark
but it may fix (some of) the bugs in 1.3.2.
I think you SHOULD be able to download the latest source, and compile it, and it should overwrite the existing version..
According to man, yes it would..
But I doubt it would remove any dependencies that are also linked to other packages. The manpage isn't exactally clear on that.
remove or erase
Are used to remove the specified packages from the system as
well as removing any packages which depend on the package being
removed. remove operates on groups, files, provides and
filelists just like the "install" command.(See Specifying pack‐
age names for more information)
Note that "yum" is included in the protected_packages configura‐
tion, by default. So you can't accidentally remove yum itself.
i wanted to study some pcap files for my project so installed the old version 1.3.2 (long story ..dont ask why ) but it needed a patch to understand the mesh packets ,so instead i thought i would install the latest version 1.6.2 ,in which most of the bugs have been fixed.
So i installed 1.6.2 thinking it would overwrite 1.3.2 but that didnt happen and when i open wireshark it still shows version 1.3.2 .I tried using yum erase wireshark1.3.2 and yum remove wireshark1.3.2 ,but both these do not work apparently because i didnt install them using yum,used tarball.
So now how do i remove the older version 1.3.2 and get the newer version 1.6.2 to run in my system.
Sorry about the long post ,didnt want to sound vague !!