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Old 10-02-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
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A need of uninstallation?

Is there a need to uninstall softwares from a linux system? If there isn't, why?
Old 10-02-2003, 09:18 PM   #2
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If you are uninstalling something you installed with an rpm you just need to
rpm -e <app name>

Old 10-02-2003, 09:31 PM   #3
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I am using slackware now... I know there is a package management in slackware, too but what I was referring to is the ones installed from source.
Old 10-02-2003, 09:45 PM   #4
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I think you can cd to the sources of the program and type make uninstall, I'm not sure but you can try that.


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