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Old 06-25-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Distribution: Open Suse 12.1 64
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More uninstalling and updating

1. How do I update a program that I'd installed using a "tar.gz" file?
Must I know the name of the "tar.gz"(the old name) that is still installed? If I expand the
new version and it is installed over the old one? (Remember that the name of the new
"tar.gz" is probably different of the old)

2. How do I totally remove a program that I'd installed using a "tar.gz"? Must I know the
name of the "tar.gz" used to install it? Is there a way of discover the mentioned name?

I'm wanting to update from Firefox 1.0.3 to Firefox 1.0.4...


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Old 06-25-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
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Did you install from source or precompiled binary? The binary just dumps everything in one directoy. delete the directory. install new version make symlink in /usr/bin.


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