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Old 03-16-2003, 02:16 AM   #1
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Removing linux application

Hi, i have some queries on removing programs. As you see, in windows, u need to uninstall programs not needed. But in linux, i cannot find any uninstaller or program to uninstall it. Is that a requirement and where is the program to load?

Old 03-16-2003, 02:42 AM   #2
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If you use rpm to install, you can do a

rpm -ev <package name>

if you are installing by source, one of the files (INSTALL?) should have a list of files and paths where it's itstalled them, and you can rm all those files.
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if you do not know the packega name do a rpm -qa >rpmlist that will save list of rpm on you system to rpmlist file
Old 03-16-2003, 02:13 PM   #4
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in slackware.
u can use checkinstall


checkinstall does 'make install' and make a slack pkg
so that u can do 'removepkg pkgname' when u want to remove it.

checkinstall doc talks about redhat/debian also
u might want to check it out. (google: checkinstall)

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I am using mandrake linux 8.2. I have tried the 2 options given but it just said:
error: package opera-6.12-20030305.1-shared-qt.i386.rpm is not installed.

In the rpmlist, i can only see opera-6.12-20030305.3. So what should i do cos i cannot clean the old opera 6.1. I am thinking of installing the static version. The mozilla always give me the timeout error.

Pardon me if i am wrong. It seems that if i used mozilla and kmail and knode at the same time, one of them will not be given the time slice to process. So eventually it issues the timeout error.
If i used windows, i don't have that problem. How can i overcome that?
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you install via that package name, NOT the file name, so

rpm -ev opera-6.12-20030305.1-shared-qt

should do it, probably also just opera-6.12 would be fine too.
Old 03-19-2003, 09:32 AM   #7
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Thanks for the solution, it really work. So which means in future, i just need to issue this command to uninstall a program? And also for those .rpm files, normally after installation, how do i get them to run? It does not created an icon like windoze, so which folder should i look into?

And also reference to my another thread, how do u actually retrieve files from the cache memory. Just like in windoze, u actually can view the files in the temporary\content folder. How abt linux, which folder actually stored those cache data?
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so you mean..... if you installed from tar.... you just delete the directory and it is already uninstalled?
Old 03-20-2003, 07:43 AM   #9
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No, what i did was i use the rpm command cos it ws from a .rpm source file. As for tar, u might want to consider doublefailure's method.
Old 03-20-2003, 01:27 PM   #10
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The program will be integrated with the system - try typing its name to run it, ie "opera", "python", "foobar".

The system for installation of icons/menu entries is still being written, most RPMs will not add menu entries yet.


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