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Old 07-31-2002, 08:31 AM   #1
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A Strange Question !!!


I would like to know if there is any method with which one can have its linux back to its status just after installation!

I mean I have installed packages that I don't know anything about their places on my box and I want to remove them but I dont know how?

Also, Is there any mean with which one can make sure that his Linux is still complete, I mean to check the installed packages to see if something is missing ( Ha, I am still conatminated with the missing .dll files from Windows )


I use redhat 7.2, thank you
Old 07-31-2002, 08:35 AM   #2
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You can make use of the RPM which is short for redhat package manager. It is available both for GUI mode or text mode. you can see the man pages for more info. You can make use of the GUI tools to check what packages you have installed.
Old 07-31-2002, 08:46 AM   #3
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yup... type "man rpm" at the command prompt.
Old 07-31-2002, 05:36 PM   #4
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Yeah, basically that's all you can do. RedHat 'developed' a packaging system to ease installation and removal of programs. If you installed stuff with the extension .RPM, then you can probably remove them fairly easily. If you're using KDE, then you can use kpackage for this. It's fairly self explanatory to use, so I won't go into it.

If you installed stuff with other extensions, then post back with more details and we'll see what we can do.

Hope this helps.


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