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Old 12-22-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
alnmostafa
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How can I uninstall software in linux systems


I install squid and mc in linux system but I want to uninstall this programs . how can I do?
 
Old 12-22-2006, 01:14 AM   #2
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Different distributions use different packaging systems. We need to know what you're using before we can give you exact information.

But in general, your system should have a program manager or package manager (maybe even more than one) that you can call up and use to install or uninstall programs. Many systems can use synaptic, for example. Check through your system or configuration menus.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 02:01 AM   #3
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I use Fedora Distribution and I want to know How can I uninstall programs if I install programs with one of this ways:
1- install with rpm packages
2- install with yum command
3- compile & install with ./configure & make install
 
Old 12-22-2006, 08:07 AM   #4
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You can uninstall rpm packages using yum or rpm. You can find out more on how to do this by reading the manuals (man yum or man rpm). As for source based packages, you usually do "make uninstall" in the directory where you compiled the source.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 12:58 PM   #5
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An easier way to handle source compilations is to install them using the checkinstall program. It should be available in your repositories. Instead of running 'make install' at the end, substitute 'checkinstall -R', and it will wrap it all up in an .rpm package before installing it for you. Then you can use your regular package manager to uninstall it again. It makes source compilation management so much easier.
 
  


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