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Old 07-27-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
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Another Noob Question?


After installing a RPM, Tar-gz, or any other installation format, I can delete them right, like deleting a ZIP file in windows? Thanks
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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Yes they should have no affect on the opperation of the application.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 03:37 PM   #3
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the only thing is, is the extracted tarball sometimes comes with a make uninstall included, so just in case you don't want that program or whatever it is, you can try typing that within the extracted source folder for the program to get rid of it if its not what you wanted...
or if you do remove it you can look into a program called checkinstall and see if its capable of removing it...
otherwise as david_ross said the tarball (tar.gz) and rpms themselves can be deleted without any harm being done.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 04:40 PM   #4
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Cool, Thanks
 
Old 07-28-2003, 01:12 PM   #5
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If you are going to install software which does not come as .rpm or .deb, then you really should install it in /usr/local and use stow

http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/stow.html

and

http://www.inf.tu-dresden.de/~al10/stowES/

One day when your disk is full of stuff from where you do not know it came, you will regret not having used this utility for managing your non packaged installations.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 02:43 PM   #6
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Ok ill give that a try. thanks
 
  


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