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Old 11-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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cannot uninstall software from slackware 14.0


Hi, I would like to uninstall thunderbird, kmail, kde blogger tool and more. These programs do not appear as packages in
Code:
pkgtool
neither I can delete them typing i.e
Code:
removepkg thunderbird
in /usr directory.
How can I do it?

Thanks
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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thunderbird's package name is mozilla-thunderbird, so you'll have to removepkg using that. KDE's blogging tool is called Blogilo (if I recall correctly), so if you have it you might need to uninstall using that package name. The others I'm not sure about.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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thunderbird's package name is mozilla-thunderbird, so you'll have to removepkg using that. KDE's blogging tool is called Blogilo (if I recall correctly), so if you have it you might need to uninstall using that package name. The others I'm not sure about.
No, mozilla-thunderbird nor Blogilo are not the correct names to remove these programs.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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No, mozilla-thunderbird nor Blogilo are not the correct names to remove these programs.
I just did a test with mozilla-thunderbird:

Code:
root@nova01:~# removepkg mozilla-thunderbird

Removing package /var/log/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-17.0-x86_64-1_slack14.0...
Removing files:
not sure why yours wouldn't work. Did you build a custom package yourself?
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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No, I did not. I installed slackware 14.0 and that is where mozilla-thunderbird comes. That's weird
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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Packages aren't in /usr, they're in /var/log/packages. The package name in /var/log/packages/ is what you "removepkg."
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #7
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Packages aren't in /usr, they're in /var/log/packages. The package name in /var/log/packages/ is what you "removepkg."
I know that. That is precisely the problem. There is no package called *thunderbird* in /var/log/packages.
Btw, I said if you type removepkg in /usr, you can remove a package the same way as you do it from pkgtool.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #8
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If a Slackware package is installed with a Slackware tool it should show in /var/log/packages.

So, are you sure that thunderbird is (still) installed?.

To check, type as a regular user (not as root):
Code:
whereis thunderbird
And:
Code:
ls -l /usr/bin/thunderbird
Please post the output of both commands.

PS Or maybe you inadvertently removed (part of) /var/log/packages? This the only other possibility I can think of, right now.

PS2 If you made a full Slackware 14 installation (but the KDEI series) following command should return a little less than 1070:
Code:
ls -1 /var/log/packages | wc -l

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 11-27-2012 at 11:56 AM. Reason: PS added, PS2 added
 
Old 11-27-2012, 12:56 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
If a Slackware package is installed with a Slackware tool it should show in /var/log/packages.

So, are you sure that thunderbird is (still) installed?.

To check, type as a regular user (not as root):
Code:
whereis thunderbird
And:
Code:
ls -l /usr/bin/thunderbird
Please post the output of both commands.

PS Or maybe you inadvertently removed (part of) /var/log/packages? This the only other possibility I can think of, right now.

PS2 If you made a full Slackware 14 installation (but the KDEI series) following command should return a little less than 1070:
Code:
ls -1 /var/log/packages | wc -l
Code:
whereis thunderbird
returns
Code:
thunderbird: /usr/bin/thunderbird /usr/X11R6/bin/thunderbird /usr/bin/X11/thunderbird /usr/X11/bin/thunderbird
Code:
ls -l /usr/bin/thunderbird
returns
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 Nov 25 23:19 /usr/bin/thunderbird -> /usr/lib64/thunderbird-15.0.1/thunderbird
Thunderbird is not partially removed etc.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #10
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Then what is the output of
Code:
wc -1 /var/log/packages | wc -l
Anyhow, if there is no /var/log/packages/thunderbird* in /var/log/packages, either something went wrong during installation or that file was removed.

In that case the database /var/log/packages should be rebuilt, otherwise Slackware tools for packages management won't work.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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It returns 1130. I removed packages I dont use using removepkg and installed multilib packages to be able to use skype and virtual-box.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #12
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Then only a few packages are in concern. Good. Try this for these:
Code:
upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall <package>
removekg <package>
After that the package should be successfully removed.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 11-27-2012 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Minor corrections of the wording
 
  


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