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Old 03-16-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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Uninstalling Mozilla


Recently, on a trip from Philadelphia, I picked up a Linux magazine for some reading on the train. One of the articles was about the Phoenix browser. Interested by the article I downloaded and installed phoenix and I am very impressed. It doesn't have all the over-head that mozilla has which makes it much quicker. Anyway I love it. So I imported my mozilla bookmarks to phoenix and decided to do away with mozilla entirely. I removed all the installed rpms by doing a series of:

rpm --nodeps -e mozilla-devel
rpm --nodeps -e mozilla-chat
etc.
etc.

All the rpm packages are gone but I forgot that I just installed the newest version of mozilla from source. So I started the cumbersome task of deleting all these mozilla files and directories by hand. This is just ridiculous. I've been deleting and doing updatedb for a while now and it seems like mozilla is in every nook and crany of my system.

Is there an easier way to get rid of all mozilla files? Maybe a bad a$$ command that will locate every file and directory that has the word 'mozilla' in it and delete it.

Danger levels are high. Should I go for it with such a wild command?
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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Here is what I'd do:
assuming you still have the tarball:
tar -xvzf mozilla.tar.gz
cd mozilla
make
make install (all of this should have already been done once)

then get this http://freshmeat.net/projects/checki...41%2C147%2C257

And use it to make install, then remove with that

Cool
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:36 PM   #3
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That is very interesting Chad. I've never heard of that package. Unfortunetly, once you untar the new version of Mozilla there is a simple little 'install-mozilla.sh' script that pops up a GUI and does all the dirty work for you. When I was installing it I thought that it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Of course there is no 'un-install-mozilla.sh' .

Help me MasterC Kenobi. Your my only hope.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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Something I might have suggested when I was a young jedi apprentice would be:
find -R / | grep mozilla | rm -

However, I don't know if it'd work, nor do I suggest trying it. I will hunt around and see what I can find.

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Old 03-16-2003, 05:51 PM   #5
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fire up the install script into a text editor, and where it says make install, replace that with checkinstall.



It doesn't look good any other way so far...

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Old 03-16-2003, 05:57 PM   #6
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It seems that you were a bit reckless when you were a young Jedi. We may have to ask Master Yoda on this one.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 05:59 PM   #7
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fire up the install script into a text editor, and where it says make install, replace that with checkinstall.
Very good idea. That would solve it.

Thank you for your wisdom. I sense you will be a great Jedi one day.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 06:19 PM   #8
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You're welcome, let me know how things go, or if you find an alternative.

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