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Old 10-23-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
Mathias Cervantes
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Smile How do I get rid of unwanted programs

hi, I am new to Linux, having recently installed Fedora Core 4, using the Gnome GUI. I love the system and have now completely dumped windows xp to where it belongs in my bin for overpriced trash...

I have one question however, I have installed a number of applications, by downloading RPM's not all of them meet my needs, so I thought I would get rid of them and free up some extra memory. Unfortunately I cant, when I use the System Settings menu and the Add/Remove programs options, it only detects the applications that come as part of the Fedora Package, not the new one's I have installed since, such as various media players and the like (Totem didn't work as well as I would have liked).

Can I go directly to the file-system and delete the program folders or will that mess up my system?

Any help will be appreciated.


Old 10-23-2005, 07:15 AM   #2
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Here are a couple of command-line suggestions. Open a terminal and become root by executing "su -".

You can remove an rpm by executing "rpm -e <rpm_name>".

A more robust solution would include using yum to install, update, and manipulate packages on your Fedora machine. If you're already using yum, the command "yum remove <package_name>" will do the job for you.
Old 10-23-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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Talking getting rid of rpms

Thanks for that.
I've just done this and it solved my problem.

Once again thanks for your help..


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