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Old 11-19-2002, 09:42 PM   #1
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uninstalling software


I recently stoped a installation and it did not uninstall the stuff it had installed previoulsy. Can i just delte the folder or is there somethign similiar to a registry?


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Old 11-19-2002, 09:49 PM   #2
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Where it is in Linux or Windows? Just kidding, there is no registry, if what you did was make w/o make install then there is no problem by removing the directory, I assume you tried to compile from source, it is not RPM.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 10:03 PM   #3
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It was a patch to let me run ut goty.

didn't work got alot of errors so i just stopped it. I thought I could just delete the folder but now i want to check and see if that is right. it was a .run
 
Old 11-20-2002, 05:49 AM   #4
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folder.....isn` that windows terminology???
directory should be more apropriate...
 
Old 11-20-2002, 11:45 PM   #5
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Come on I deal with windows all day at work. Cut me a little Slack.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 02:17 AM   #6
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Slack, now that's a little better

Gonus, if you are afraid it "copied" files all over your system, there are a few things you might wanna consider:

Were you root? Did you ever type "install" and is this just going to effect your game, and not the whole system?

If yes, then you could try running a sort of search, narrowing it down by the file name, or the file contents if you really wanted to go for it, but something like:
find / | grep goty

Or if you examine the contents of the file, if it's a wrapper, and you find some names like "purty" and "dlork" then you could look for those as well:
find / | grep purty

But the thing is that will turn up quite a few things, things that might not even be related to your game that exist for a real purpose on your box, so I'd be careful about what you find. Usually you can also check out the contents of the file and see where it wanted to install certain things, and then narrow your search tremendously with something like:
find /usr/games/linux/cool/gonus/rocks/yeah/mst3k | grep episode

Of course that is way off course, but I think you see what I mean.

Cool
 
Old 11-21-2002, 09:11 PM   #7
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Roger. Thanx for all the responses. I had decided to run slack once but the disc I ordered is labled scyld beowulf. That ended my tries in slack.


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