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Old 10-26-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
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Ok, another bump in the road


Hola,

Can anyone please tell me how to unistall a program??? I cannot seem to find anything on geting stuff off my machine.

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Old 10-26-2003, 04:11 PM   #2
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"Can anyone please tell me how to unistall a program??? "

There are several ways to install programs in Linux and how you uninstall a program depends on how you installed it. Did you install this program as a Debian package, a tarball, a rpm?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:22 PM   #3
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as an RPM... what is the difference?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:30 PM   #4
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to remove rpm:

Code:
rpm -e packagename
Quote:
as an RPM... what is the difference?
The difference is huge. Every package manager has different commands to remove software.

Here are a couple different ways to uninstall software (for info only, don't try unless you know what you are doing!!!):
rpm -e foo
unmerge foo
pacman -U foo
make uninstall
rm -rf foo

You see...it all depends how it was installed
 
Old 10-26-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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You haven't said which distro you are using. If it's Mandrake you use Mandrake Control Centre > Software Management > Remove Software. Easy as that.

Dunno about other distros, though!

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Old 10-26-2003, 06:46 PM   #6
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I am using RH9... But i really wanna try and get Mandrake 9.1 but i cant find anywhere that i can download it from without joining a club... Also, how does the make install work.

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Old 10-26-2003, 08:17 PM   #7
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make install occurs when you are installing from a tarball.. the usual procedure is

./configure
make
make install

Now.... go to linuxiso.org to get your Mandrake CDs if you wish them
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:39 PM   #8
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more qustions... what is the difference in the ix86 versions and the PPC???
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:50 AM   #9
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"what is the difference in the ix86 versions and the PPC???"

ix86 packages have been compiled to run on an Intel CPU. PPC packages have been compiled to run on a Motorola CPU.


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Old 10-27-2003, 01:35 PM   #10
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You can download Mandrake ISOs from a number of sites. Including Mandrake's own site.

Here is a USA based site: Try

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/.../Mandrake/iso/

If you are in the UK, try Linux Format magazine. They regularly put Mandrake on their coverdisc.

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