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Old 01-22-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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How to unistall packages?

Im pretty new to Linux and after i installed Red Hat 9, with all the packages selected, Im trying to figure out how to delete the ones i dont want anymore. Is there an easy way? or is it all through the command prompt?
Old 01-22-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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I am also a newbie and also with a million and one questions.
I have been doing the opposite, installing a few that I did not when of the whole installation. I think it is the same way.
Go to K or Red Hat symbol at the bottom left as in start button in WIN, and then look for Installing/Uninstalling packages or something like it. I think it is in Preferences.
I'm sorry but I can not check what I'm saying. I'm on dual boot with WIN and I cannot configure my modem in linux so to be logged in linux I cannot be on the net and whem I'm on the net I'm logged in Win.
We all have problems.
Good luck
Old 01-22-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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If you're not afraid of the command line (and if I still remember
my rpm commands), you can type the following to remove a package:

rpm -e packagename
Old 01-22-2004, 09:41 PM   #4
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couple ways you could query the rpm database ( rpm -qa |grep <name of package> then rpm -e <name of package> to remove it )or if you have a graphic card and monitor attached to your machine or you are logged in remotly from a graphics adapter you can start ( under redhat ) redhat-config-packages and that will give you a nice gui interface.


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