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Old 07-24-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
SirLancelotX
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Question Finding and Removing previously installed software


I've tried installing Xmule and wxWindows many times with problems. I'm going to keep trying but i read somewhere that before you retry, you should get rid of the existing installs or whatever.

My question, how do i delete it all? I don't even know where it is or called.

Thanks,
Lance
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:34 PM   #2
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If the default install path isn't in the README or the INSTALL file(s) then you can do a
Code:
 find / -name "appname-or-something-similar-with-wildcards"
to see where it's all installed.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
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yeah but do updatedb as root first.

You can also use locate <filename>

At least I had to be root to do it on my box

Last edited by Mr Tickle; 07-24-2003 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:46 PM   #4
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You didn't bother to mention how you installed or your distro, so we have no idea how to give specific help...
# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
  


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