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Old 03-08-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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A question a day- Todays is- Uninstalling Packages


Ok guys in todays question we have Uninstalling Packages.

I have this darn flashplugin that was installed but I am still unable
too see any flash files via my browser. I have mozilla and firefox ( I Prefer
firefox) and I "THINK" i have installed the flash plugin to both browsers,
but don't quote me on that. Here is the thing, everytime i goto a page
that utilizes flash it says i do not have the plug-in but I know I have allready
downloaded and installed that friggin thing because now when i try to
reinstall it , it says, that package is allready installed. So what I would like
to do is completely uninstall that thing and start all over...Can you guys
guide me through this task?

Another piece of the learning puzzle will be solved, with thousands more to go
I figure at a question or two a day I'll be there in no time. By the way I bought
this Red Hat Linux Bible and plan on purchasing this Linux for micosoft addicts
book do any of you have any comments on either of these books???


 
Old 03-08-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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you can try "rpm -qa | grep friggin",then run "rpm -e friggin**"
Maybe you should see "readme" about installation of friggin.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 09:41 PM   #3
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The flash player installer is pretty easy to install, but for Firefox, I've found that just installing to the default Mozilla directory does the trick. Installing it to the Firefox directory doesn't do anything from my experience.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
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you can try "rpm -qa | grep friggin",then run "rpm -e friggin**"
Maybe you should see "readme" about installation of friggin.
what is the grep stand for? Is there a place in linux i can see the commands?
I really want to uninstall this thing and reinstall it
 
Old 03-08-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Raggit
what is the grep stand for? Is there a place in linux i can see the commands?
I really want to uninstall this thing and reinstall it
grep limits outputs of commands to displaying only lines with a specific expression.

For example. Say "ls" displays something like:

Quote:
file1.whatever file2.whatever
linux-q3-pointrelease.x86 something.whatever
wolf.x86
"ls | grep file" would display:

Quote:
file1.whatever file2.whatever
Does that explain it well enough? I'm very good at explaining things :/.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 11:34 PM   #6
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haha I think so, so is there any place in linux i can go to get a listing of commands?
 
Old 03-08-2004, 11:55 PM   #7
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I don't know about a master list of commands, but a site I have learned a tremendous amount from is linuxcommand.org

You'll get a decent amount of understanding about the shell, and get some nice commands from reading it.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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