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Old 12-16-2002, 01:44 AM   #1
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Unistalling a program


brand new newbie to linux, can anyone teach me how to uninstall a program?
Old 12-16-2002, 03:05 AM   #2
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It depends on how the program was installed, if you know exactly what components are involved you can just delete them (but this can be tedious and dangerous if your not careful), for rpm's you can uninstall with "rpm -e package.rpm" and for source you cd to the directory where you did "make install" and do "make uninstall".
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rm file_name

to remove files manually
you could type "man rm" to see other options such as rm *.rpm and stuff
Old 12-16-2002, 02:07 PM   #4
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if you use rpms
rpm -e filename (e.g. rpm -e samba to get rid of samba
rpm -e samba* to get rid of samba and samba-client)


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