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m07hm4n 04-08-2007 07:45 AM

How can I remove/uninstall KPdf from Slackware 11.0?
 
Hi, ppl.

I'am using a Slackware 11.0 (kernel-version 2.4.33.3, KDE 3.5) and I want to remove/uninstall KPdf utility, because I use Acrobat Reader 7.0 for reading .pdf files. How can I remove/uninstall KPdf? I tried with pkgtool -> Remove, but I couldn't find it there. How this can be done? Thanx in advance.

Best regards,
m07hm4n

slakmagik 04-08-2007 10:46 AM

You could yank the kdegraphics package which is probably more than you want, or delete all kpdf components by hand which is probably messier than you want. Or you could just remove it from your menu and pretend it isn't taking up any space. ;)

trashbird1240 04-09-2007 09:14 AM

My suggestion would be to use removepkg. YOu can find the full name of the package in /var/log/packages, and just do

Code:

removepkg kpdf-2.5.666.tgz
where kpdf-2.5.666.tgz is the satanic package you wish to remove. See man removepkg for more details.

I don't know how cool Acrobat Reader is, but I will say that KPDF is pretty sweet, I certainly like it better than ACrobat Reader on Windows. they should coexist peacefully and you could just take the time to get to know KPDF.

Thanks for posting this message: now I know about removepkg!

Joel

slakmagik 04-09-2007 08:24 PM

That will only work if a kpdf package exists to remove and, as he found out with pkgtool and, as I stated above, there isn't one, since kpdf is in the kdegraphics package. Unless he installed a third-party package (in which case it should still be listed in /var/log/packages and in pkgtool and he said it wasn't) or he compiled it himself without packaging it (in which case he'd need to 'make uninstall' in the source directory).

jlinkels 04-09-2007 09:39 PM

Why not tell KDE to open PDF files with acroread? There is a menu "open with" and also a checkbox which says "remember this application"

It is much easier than trying to delete KPDF. And once in a 100 times acroread does not work or load (for any reason) and then you'r happy that you have an alternative.

Installed applications don't cost anything, they don't slow down KDE and the disk space usage is negligable.

jlinkels

binarybob0001 04-10-2007 02:52 AM

Use pkgtool

trashbird1240 04-10-2007 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlinkels
Why not tell KDE to open PDF files with acroread? There is a menu "open with" and also a checkbox which says "remember this application"

[snip]

jlinkels

Good point: are you using KDE? I use Enlightenment and still use a lot of "K" programs.

Joel


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